Balangir, December 17 (LocalWire): With the onset of winter in Balangir, migratory birds have begun to throng the water bodies in the town.
According to locals, colorful water birds like purple moorhen, block water cormorant, and other birds have started to throng Karngakata pond, spread across 18 acres in the town.
The heavy rain this year has raised the water level in the Karngakata pond and the dense aquatic weeds provide a good habitat and ample food for these birds to stay.
“These are migratory aquatic birds. They stay here for some months and then move to other places once water is level here declines,” said a bird watcher here.
According to reports, migratory water birds have also been spotted in the Behereapali pond and Gandhrel dam in the town.
Sources, however, reveal that of the 17 water bodies in the town majority are polluted with garbage making the water unfit for consumption, while the area is being encroached.