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In pics: 10 beautiful winged visitors to mark World Migratory Bird Day 2016

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 May 2016, 14:06 IST

I cannot take possession of the sky,Mount with a thoughtless impulse and wheel thereOne of a mighty multitude, whose wayAnd motion is a harmony and danceMagnificent...

- William Wordsworth

Since time immemorial, birds have served as a source of inspiration and have been symbols of freedom and courage.

They remind us of the simple joys of life and their melodious calls can often brighten up a dull day.

Every summer, a number of birds flock to the Indian subcontinent to seek a temporary abode in some of the country's most beautiful locations.

On this World Migratory Bird Day, here is a closer look at some of these magnificent migratory creatures which will surely make your day.

Wagtail (File Photo)
Eurasian Wigeon (Photo: Getty Images)
Greater Flamingo (Photo: Samyak Kaninde)
Blue throat (Photo: Getty Images)
Eurasian Golden Oriole (File Photo)
Comb Duck (File Photo)
Northern Shoveler (Photo: Getty Images)
Blue Cheek Bee Eater (Getty Images)
First published: 14 May 2016, 14:06 IST
 
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