World Sparrow Day

Videos taken early morning outside Pobitora wildlife Santuary, Guwahati, Assam, India

The Sparrows are small birds hardly 50 gm in weight. These are called the house sparrows as they build nest inside our houses. These birds make their nest in the thatched roofs and house gardens. They are very sensitive and shy. Once they feel safe in our presence they will come and sit on our hands without fear. But if they started building nest and feel unsafe in our presence, they fly away and don’t come back again. With the urbanization and mobile radiations, they are getting fast extinct. They can’t fly for long distances or big heights. Their wings are very feeble for storms. When they want to lay eggs, they need a safe home.

The multistoried apartments are a menace for these sweetest Sparrows. If we leave small carton boxes with an opening in the balcony for these birds when we see them coming, they can build their home inside. The boxes should protect them from winds and rain. Also, if we see them building nest in the home garden, its said that good luck is on our way! If we leave them undisturbed until they hatch their younger ones and leave the place themselves, they will be so thankful to us.  

In olden days they would intertwine the straws in the thatched roofs and build their nests. They can’t bring logs of twigs like the pigeons or other birds. Let us give these musical birds home, food and water in the future days. Let our love help them survive the adversities and let their music enrich our ears forever.

Videos taken early morning outside Pobitora wildlife Santuary, Guwahati, Assam, India

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