Thursday, December 25, 2008

Where are winged visitors?




Dubbed a “walkers’ paradise” by users, the Sharjah Corniche is a dream zone for early morning joggers. I have been there on and off during the past eight years. One of the pleasant surprises every year during December used to be the thousands of seagulls and lovely birds that swarmed the place. On Tuesday morning I managed to shirk my laziness and visit the spot around 7am. Hold your shock: I couldn’t spot a single bird, except some pigeons here and there. What’s up buddies? Where are my winged visitors?
According to an expert, the melting of the polar ice and the shifting of the magnetic field…oh God, I am not getting into all this technical details. The simple fact is that the birds that used to visit the place regularly are not there now.
Global warming is indeed becoming a hot issue. You are right, Mr Al Gore.

7 comments:

Eppie said...

nice pictures Ramesh! wish you a merry christmas and happy new year.

Inspiration said...

Pic looks awesome'Great photography! Happy New Year!

Onkar said...

It is really blissful to see the winged creatures and hear them chirping. Why are we human beings trying to deprive ourselves of this ?

Kadri said...

I love birds and I spend much time looking for them and taking photos, for the last years I've noted several birds that we don't normally have this far up north. The climate changes isn't just something on the news or something that people theorize about, it's here already.

While it's interesting to see the unusual birds it's also disturbing since I know why they are here.

Gattina said...

Looks very nice for jogging ! I don't miss birds but butterflies ! I haven't seen a single one this summer ! Maybe they were swallowed by the global warming. For the moment it is already - 2°C, lol !

humanobserver said...

sad indeed!

Mridula said...

Must have been much more nicer with the birds!