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Not to compete, just to see flocks of flamingos

Nidhi Varma, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, January 28, 2013
First Published: 00:56 IST(28/1/2013) | Last Updated: 00:58 IST(28/1/2013)

Kalyan-resident Ashwini Kulkarni, 35, visited the Sewri creek only to see flamingoes during Sunday’s bird race.

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“We have always heard and read about flamingos who migrate to the city every year. However, I never got a chance to see them. My son Atharva, who is interested in birds and wildlife, ensured we did not miss the opportunity this time,” said Kulkarni.

Many other bird lovers, who were not a part of the bird race, also gathered at Sewri to see Lesser Flamingos, that fly to the city from Africa at this time of the year.

“I will get an opportunity to tell my friends about my experience in spotting birds and will show them pictures that I have taken,” said Atharva, a Class 6 student.

Niyati Mehta, 30, a Walkeshwar resident loves to go bird-spotting around the city with a couple of her friends. “Whenever these flamingos are in town, I make it a point to visit the Sewri creek. The pink flocks are a pleasant sight ,” said Mehta, while taking pictures of the flocks on her smart phone.

Mehta added, “This year I also brought my one-year-old daughter with me to see the birds.”


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