Hyacinth islands at Surajpur to welcome migratory birds

  • | Sunday | 26th November, 2023

NOIDA: The forest department has removed hyacinths covering the water bodies at Surajpur wetland and created artificial islands by piling them on bamboo platforms to welcome winter migratory birds and encourage roosting.Before the migratory birds arrive, we conduct maintenance work to welcome the flocks and make them stay here longer. The most difficult task is to remove the hyacinth, which spreads across the lake by monsoon end to such an extent that one cannot even see the water.Its important as mostly water birds arrive here," said district forest officer Pramod Srivastava. "But the hyacinth mounds on bamboo platforms over the water bodies will provide a roosting ground for the birds."The migratory birds start arriving by October, and their strength peaks by December. Birders said greylag and bar-headed geese have landed in the wetland, while the sighting of a ruddy shelduck pair has been a highlight.We are also eagerly anticipating the arrival of some of the rare birds. Surajpur wetland holds promise this year due to the favourable water levels. We will also see waders like black-tailed godwit, black-winged stilt and sandpipers, which visit the wetland in substantial numbers, said Mukund Kumar, a Noida-based birder.Kumar said the wetland authority has taken substantial steps to enhance the bird habitat. The authorities have created hyacinth islands that will provide a safe roosting place for birds and make them feel secure and comfortable. We often see birds resting on these hyacinth mounds. This setup benefits the birds and offers bird enthusiasts a unique opportunity to observe and photograph avian behaviour closely, he said.We also published the following articles recentlyPersonality Test: Which bird represents You? Discover your traitsTake a visual personality test to explore your inner self based on your bird preference. Bird No. 1 reveals that you relish the present moment and move forward in life. Bird No. 2 signifies your reliability and empathy, making you a good listener and trusted confidant. Bird No. 3 reflects your dynamic and ever-changing emotional life. Bird No. 4 depicts your fluctuating energy levels and the impact on your productivity. Bird No. 5 highlights the strength of your close relationships with friends and family, who always support you.DGCA to recertify maintenance organisation, continuous airworthiness management of Red Bird Flight schoolThe DGCA has undertaken recertification of Red Bird Flight Training Academys maintenance organization due to deficiencies in aircraft maintenance. The flying training activities of this organization were suspended after multiple accidents. The special maintenance audit revealed deficiencies in personnel training, maintenance schedules, internal audit practices, and fuel storage and handling. The DGCA has initiated enforcement action and issued a show cause notice. The review of corrective actions taken by Red Bird showed a failure to adhere to safety provisions. The recertification of the maintenance organization is being undertaken by the DGCA.Red Bird tampered with aircraft s "black box" data after both Oct crashes, says AAIBRed Bird Flight Training illegally removes SD cards from crashed aircraft, tampering with crucial flight data. The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) reports reveal that Red Bird repeated the offense in a second crash. The DGCA suspended Red Birds flying training activities last month. The AAIB found that the tampered SD cards did not contain complete flight data or engine performance parameters. An air safety expert highlights the AAIBs inability to secure wreckage and tampering with evidence, urging appropriate action.

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