Today is World Sparrow Day.
Sparrow or 'House Sparrow', because it made nests in our homes-- in the ventilators, windows, roofs and ledges of slant roofs. But alas, we don't see them anymore. At least not so regularly.
There are many theories as to why the sparrows have disappeared. One theory is that the cell phone frequency interferes with them. On the city outskirts, we still find them because cell phone penetration is not so severe. Like our enclave in Yapral, Secunderabad or my father's house in Malviya Nagar Jaipur. We still spot this chirpy bird.
We also spot them in wildlife parks. Like the picture below taken in Bandipur Tiger Reserve in Karnataka India. The sparrow was nesting in the wooden runners of a tiled roof. Notice the sinusoidal shape in the background? It is a male sparrow perched on the wooden ceiling log.
The sparrow seams to say "If you keep the environment clean, I am still around".
Greetings on World Sparrow Day.
Let us keep the environment clean and green so that birds like Sparrows not only survive but also thrive!
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-Harsh-the-Ghumakkad/ World Sparrow Day 20th March 2015