Come winter and Delhi’s almost dying river Yamuna become home to number of migrating Siberian seagulls who fly over more than 6,000 miles to escape the harsh and bone chilling Siberian winters between October and March.
Go there early morning and you get these see Siberian Seagulls in big flock almost look like a white magic carpet flying above you. It’s totally magical. It’s not just the gulls but they are joined by birds from over two dozen different species who come and make Yamuna their temporary home during winters.
The Yamuna wetlands becomes their home. The coming of these Siberian seagulls are also a fine example of great migration that happens every year. They flutter around “Nigambodh Ghat” the Hindu cremation ground, and during the sunrise this whole place becomes a photographer’s delight. The rays of morning sun make the whole ambience every magical and serene.
Chirp! Chirp! all around is all you get to hear as you reach the ghat early morning. These brown-headed Siberian seagull almost shed their brown hood during winter, leaving just dark vertical streaks. It’s a visual delight to watch these winged creatures fly withut inhibitons making the whole place look so pristine.
If you have not visited this winter to witness this beauty of natre as these brown-headed Siberain seasgulls visit us, just pack yourself well with woollens ad head to Nigambodh Ghat. Why wait for next year to see this beautiful phenomenon.