Wednesday, 14 March 2012

On World Sparrow Day

As the world sparrow day approaches, here is a look at the sparrows from the heart of the city like a busy Market area, an unknown street in the middle of a cosmopolitan city  and a few places on the outskirts where they still continue to survive with the help of the people who live in these areas with some rather innovative ideas for sparrow conservation. Each one of them contribute in their own little way, but it makes a world of a difference to these sparrows. After all their survival depends on it.

As the morning dawns over a bustling market area of the city.

A previously familiar scene has now become a rarity

Is it a time to contemplate?

Is there still hope for them?

Are we still haggling over the sparrows? Instead let's look around..

So here is a typical house in the middle of a busy city, and what's special about it...
But then look at the surprise the tree holds for us

And there is still hope albeit on the ledge

People still do care
And the sparrows respond..
Food is not something to fuss about as the sparrows are known to eat over 800 different types of food
Sometimes from very unlikely places as these two were seen foraging on the bottom of the leaves

What can be better than a good bath after a nice meal. The tiles were freshly laid and had been wtered to allow them to set. The sparrows of course chose to make the best use of it and had a gala time.

With a nice dust bath to match

And a little romance perhaps... Location is not an issue at all.
And they happily co-exist with us
There are others who care in their own way like this lady who puts out a glass of water daily for these little birds

Putting up the most innovative nest boxes.
These are extremely popular with its inmates

Is this what is called as a room with a view?

All we need is a place in our heart for these sparrows. Then we can definitely help them proliferate.

Hope still exists
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It is believed that Sparrows build nest only in houses that have good Vastu. Whatever the reason may be, it certainly feels good to wake up to the happy chirping of these little birds. They are comfortable with most types of food and like we have seen, a cardboard box can make the most cozy nest for them. Let's do our bit in bringing them back to our homes and hearts.