Mumbai's backwaters have been the home for both greater and lesser flamingoes for ages now. Sewri Jetty is perhaps the most popular flamingo spotting venue for Mumbaikars. However, there exist smaller spotting sites like the Thane creek. The mouth of the creek or the start point also consists of mud flats, which serve as excellent spots for these flamingoes.
But nothing could have prepared us for the sight: Lakhs of flamingoes were at a distance of less than 100 metres from us, right here, within city limits
As work on the Navi Mumbai-Sewri sea link project is set to start this month, the city runs the risk of losing out on witnessing a migratory spectacle.