Thousands of gulls have reached the sand flats of river Perar at Kutipuram. I have noticed them first on 18 September 2012 near Manchady Thuruthu at Chembikal a few kilometers down from the bridge towards Thirunavaya from bus.
Now the mixed flock has started to move up the river. Today evening, 26 September 2012 they were seen just above the Kutipuram bridge near the marked bent in the river. Yellow-legged Gulls and Heuglin’s Gulls are leading in the flock. Small gulls and some terns could also be there.
Clear identification is difficult as they are keeping aloof from any sort of human interference. The birds are extremely cautious to rest in distant isolated mud flats at the middle of the big river. The sight is magnificent and soothing.