Spotting a fancy car on the road or a gorgeous house in the neighbourhood is great but the joy of chancing upon nature in the form of a mango tree with tiny fruits or a peacock in the park is indescribable. Earlier, residents of Bengaluru shared pictures of spring flowers turning the city pink.
Now, Mumbaikars are sharing images of pink flamingos flocking at Malad Creek behind Inorbit Mall. Take a look.
Amazing to see flamingoes 🦩 today in Malad Creek, behind Inorbit Mall, in Mumbai. pic.twitter.com/cNINJunQ6u
— Sharell Cook (@AboutIndia) April 12, 2021
According to Mid-day, these birds have been spotted in the creek behind Mindspace for the last 3 years along with other migratory birds.
A sea of pink birds (flamingoes?) in the creek behind Inorbit Mall, Malad
Such a beautiful sight ❤ pic.twitter.com/umpwb6JES6
— Zoru Bhathena (@zoru75) April 12, 2021
People revealed more locations in the city frequented by these pink visitors like the NRI complex in Navi Mumbai.
passport free visa free travellers 🧳
— actor Abhishek Bhalerao (@mumbaiactor_) April 12, 2021
Beautiful pictures 🦩👍🏼 Looks like they got the memo that lockdown is imminent. Nature finds a way 😊
— Rajesh Rathod (@Rajayshworld) April 12, 2021
So glad someone got a great shot of them…they are simply mesmerising
— Harshada Sawant 🇮🇳 (@AEHarshada) April 13, 2021
Go near to NRI Complex at Navi Mumbai; colonies of Flamingos are there …
— Dijoraj M (@som71cal) April 12, 2021
Once things normalize, you must visit the seawoods lake in Navi Mumbai…. Full of birds 😍
— Biswajit Dash (@biswajitdash79) April 12, 2021
However, a lot of people also pointed out the pollution levels of the creek. Environmentalist Stalin D was quoted saying,
“The sighting of flamingos [in Malad creek] in larger numbers is a clear indication that the habitats of wetland birds are shrinking. Every remaining site which is frequented by the birds needs to be protected and showcased. It’s up to the Environment and Forest departments to coordinate their efforts in this direction.”
Used to stay in Bangur Nagar just behind this, foul smell always…even walking around this place seems to be in taking methane always
— @zindaHoonMai (@AecAjit) April 13, 2021
We hope that the Mangrove Cell and the Forest Department look into turning the area into a protected bird sanctuary.