Flamingos Grace Yeralwadi Dam in Satara's Khatav; See Photos

Flamingos Grace Yeralwadi Dam in Satara's Khatav; See Photos

Yeralwadi, Mayani, Kankatre, and Suryachiwadi lakes in Khatav taluka serve as primary winter habitats for flamingos, originating from regions like Peru, Chile, Mongolia, Serbia, Bolivia, and Argentina

Rambhau JagtapUpdated: Friday, February 02, 2024, 01:49 PM IST
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Flamingos Grace Yeralwadi Dam in Satara's Khatav; See Photos |

Despite the inconvenience posed by the current cold weather, there's a silver lining for nature enthusiasts eagerly awaiting the arrival of some exotic visitors. Recently, a flock of flamingos was sighted at the Yeralwadi Dam in Satara's Khatav taluka, much to the delight of bird watchers, enthusiasts, and tourists alike. The sighting included a total of seven flamingos, comprising four greater flamingos and three juvenile flamingos, sparking joy among those who cherish these beautiful birds.

Yeralwadi, Mayani, Kankatre, and Suryachiwadi lakes in Khatav taluka serve as primary winter habitats for flamingos, originating from regions like Peru, Chile, Mongolia, Serbia, Bolivia, and Argentina. During the winter months, Khatav becomes a hotspot for these migratory birds, attracting bird watchers, scholars, researchers, and enthusiasts from nearby regions like Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur, and Pune. However, their presence in these habitats is typically short-lived, adding to the allure and excitement of spotting them.

The sighting of flamingos at Yeralwadi Dam underscores the importance of preserving and protecting these natural habitats to ensure the continued presence of these magnificent birds. It also serves as a reminder of the interconnectedness of ecosystems across the globe, where migratory species like flamingos play a crucial role in maintaining ecological balance and biodiversity.

As the winter season progresses, more such sightings are anticipated, drawing nature lovers and enthusiasts to witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of flamingos in their temporary winter abodes. These sightings not only provide a glimpse into the fascinating world of migratory birds but also serve as a testament to the enduring beauty and diversity of nature that surrounds us.

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