So it was “the world house sparrows” day on 20th March. I know i m late for this post, but better late than never. I generally dont subscribe to the idea of designating a particular day for some suffs. But then this one in particular is needed to create awareness. You may ask why havent i wrote about saving tiger, whales or other species and why i m in particular writing about saving sparrows. There is a simple logic, you and me cant do anything about tigers, whales or pandas. We are not in a position to do anything, just wasting our time blogging about them is just useless, its not going to change anything. But we can do our part in saving the sparrows especially since its summer. We can keep water in balconies, garden or terrace so that birds can quench their thirst. Thousands of birds die every summer because of thirst. We can help them by placing grains and water for them… Its not hard ,is it? i have been doing that since past 3 to 4 years. you will feel good. Also if you can put out water for dogs and other animals it will be really nice..
I dont know if sparrows are going extinct every where in the world, but i m sure they are in far lesser numbers now in India. Its not something i have read, but its what i have been noticing over the years, and every year they are becoming hard to spot.
I remember earlier they used to be in such a large number, roaming inside our home. One of the sparrow i remember it used to keep staring in the mirror and would fight with its reflection. I remember we used to switch off fans so that these sparrows dont get hurt while flying within the house, they used to build nests over the tube light, in the ventilator they were every where. Other than being really cute, they were very friendly, i had this sparrows that had become so friendly that it would come and sit on me. Back then i used to come across many injured birds, esp sparrows and bulbuls, i did a lot of engineering with their broken legs, no they didnt got cured, but it survived, we used to call it langda sparrow and it would regularly visit us.
You can also build card board nest for these birds. Read here what people are doing http://www.indianexpress.com/news/world-house-sparrow-day-on-march-20/591345/0
P.S. Even if a single person decides to keep water or do anything for the birds, the purpose of this post will be justified. If you have any idea to share, or if you have done anything do comment about it…