“We were fortunate enough to spot them.”
Birds migrate from one place to another in search of food and shelter. The reasons for non-availability of food and shelter can vary from place to place; some birds migrate to escape the unbearable weather and some for breeding.
Not all birds migrate and those who don’t are the permanent residents of a place. Some birds migrate short distances, some migrate medium distance while some birds migrate long distances.
The birds that you see in this video are Siberian seagulls. The flock of these seagulls flies thousands of kilometres crossing Afghanistan, Mongolia and Tibet, flying over the Himalayas to reach the location of ‘Triveni-Sangam’ at Allahabad. It is a spot where three holy rivers of India meet— the Ganges, the Yamuna and the Saraswati. These birds are the major attractions for pilgrims at Sangam during the winter months. They can be spotted here for almost six months.
These birds also have challenging experiences during migration. Some birds go back with new babies and some lose their lives in this journey. What they teach us is coexistence and survival, which we must surely learn from them.
Video Courtesy: My brother