Saturday, March 18, 2017

Lost but alive somewhere

As you know House Sparrows are speedily disappearing from the earth and esp. in cities like Chennai the House sparrows almost lost their little foots. Though the reasons for disappear of sparrows are apparent, but still the continues rise of radiations, and modern architecture and lack of fodder pushing them to the brim. But glad I was able to grow up enjoy watching the little sparrows forage on the balconies and portico and mostly perching on the wires frequent the doorstep and sometimes into the home. I don’t remember when I last saw the House sparrows twittering and leaping off the balcony and attempts to enter our home but sparrows continued to live at our grandparent's home until lately.

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It used to wonder when most of the places turn down to sparrows, my grandparent's house (at the neighbourhood) continued to be their abode. Though they shut down their milk business and rearing cows in early 20s, with the help of stalks and hay what the sparrows used to build nests within the barn and the corners of drainage pipes, and used to their noisy twitter's, there stay continued the same way even after things turn difficult is really amazing. I supported my grandmother providing feeder to the sparrows but they are forced to clear their space to build a cosy house for my grandfather. Hope the sparrow stay somewhere at peace.

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Relevant to March 20, the World Sparrow day, a day that was designated to raise awareness of the House sparrows whose populations is on threats, I like to share few photos on the House sparrows that we shot at a remote village in Kodaikanal. During my travel to Western Ghats, and mostly to Kodaikanal I see sparrows continue to rattle close to the human habitations. But I was really amused to watch a bunch of House sparrows enjoying close to a spring off the road and through there were many we couldn’t focus on the all and you see a male House sparrow in the images except the last one that has both genders. 

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Linking this post with SATURDAY CRITTERS

15 comments:

Sandi said...

Reminds me of the old song, "His eye is on the Sparrow." Glad to hear some of these are still around!

I enjoy your posts, Jeevan, the glimpse into life where you are.


L. D. said...

This is interesting facts about the house sparrow. Ours seem not to be threatened here. They are an active bunch in the spring and they do like feeders. Our coloring of feathers seem to be similar but are not exactly the same.

Gosia k said...

sparrows are very popular in Poland. Have a great weekend

Devilish Angel said...

Rarely we see sparrows. Do you know "Chittu kuruvi" ? Its also became lost!

Jeevan said...

DA - House Sparrows are called Chittu Kuruvi in Tamil :)

Betsy Adams said...

It's always sad to hear when a species of some of our critters are disappearing.... Pretty little Sparrow...

I keep reading that we are losing our Honey Bees... That is sad too...

I'm doing a bird blog post in the morning.

Hugs,
Betsy

eileeninmd said...

Hello, great photos and cute sparrows. We see these birds here in the USA, they are pretty common. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

Destination Infinity said...

I almost missed the second sparrow on the third photo :) Good to know that there is a day for sparrows.

Destination Infinity

GreenComotion said...

Hi Jeevan-
Very, very beautiful photo of the Sparrow.
What is the bird called in Tamil?
Thanks for your visit.
Have a Happy Day!
Peace :)

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

You got some nice shots of these cute birds! I'm glad you're still able to find them in some areas.

Jeevan said...

GreenComotion - Friend, this is Chittu Kuruvi :)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful and cute sparrows.

Rose said...

We have lots of House Sparrows...they gather on my front porch in the real cold weather...well, in my wisteria vine.

Twilight Man said...

There are lots of sparrow birds in my country.

ashok said...

wow!