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HOPE! Lakes Freezing, These Brave Officials In Kashmir Ensure Birds Don’t Starve | Photos

Braving the freezing cold, authorities in Hokersar Wetland, a designated bird sanctuary near Srinagar regularly spread foodgrains to feed migratory birds.

Published: January 22, 2022 9:17 AM IST

By Trending Desk | Edited by Kritika Bansal

Photos showed people raking grains on boats and spreading them on places where the birds can eat.
Photos showed people raking grains on boats and spreading them on places where the birds can eat.

Srinagar: Amid freezing temperatures in the northern most parts of India, while animals go into hibernation, migratory birds are still out and about searching for food in chilly winters and trying not to freeze to death. However, there is some hope for these birds as even in snowfall and frozen lakes, authorities in Jammu and Kashmir are ensuring the birds are fed.

Braving the freezing cold, authorities in Hokersar Wetland, a designated bird sanctuary near Srinagar regularly spread foodgrains to feed migratory birds.

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Photo: Authorities spread foodgrain in wetlands of Kashmir to feed migratory birds in freezing cold.

To prevent birds from starving to death, they spread paddy grains on the frozen surface of the wetlands. Authorities will continue to feed the migratory birds till the temperature hovers around zero, said an official of Hokersar Wetland.

Photo: People take out boats to feed birds in wetlands.

Photos showed people raking grains on boats and spreading them on places where the birds can eat.

Photo: Paddy grains spread on frozen surface to feed birds.

Srinagar registered 2.8 degrees Celsius, Pahalgam minus 2.4 degree and Gulmarg minus 7.5 degrees Celsius as the minimum temperature on Friday.

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