20 March 2013

World Sparrow Day

We Hindus follow lot of customs. One such is, coconut wrapped in red cloth and tied above the main door of the house. Now, what to do with this custom for World Sparrow day? The reason is, these coconuts were the room for house sparrows at my grandparents place. As kids we enjoyed life in the lap of nature. But with present lives in Metros we hardly come across too many birds, but sparrows though are very frequent visitors to my balcony next to pigeons.
Due to drastic decline of sparrows across Asia, Europe and Africa, 20th March every year is celebrated as World Sparrow Day since 2010, to create awareness among people. 

Useful Links:
http://www.worldsparrowday.org/ 
http://www.natureforever.org/index.html

Linked to Camera CrittersThe Bird D'Pot

22 comments:

  1. This little birds are cute. Sadly I do not get to see them near my house.

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    1. There are lots of them near my place...

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  2. How interesting! We have these house sparrows in great numbers where I live.

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  3. Lovely photos of your sparrows.

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  4. We have an abundance of sparrows, especially house sparrows. I'd be happy to send some your way. ;)

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    1. Hahaha... i would love to have them....:)

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  5. So cute! We have lots of them in Finland.

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  6. I did not know this info...thanks!!! And your photos are very nice...love the lighting in the compositions. You should consider adding your link to the Bird D'Pot weekend meme.

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    1. Thank u Anni. Thanks for sharing about Bird D'Pot, will add my link....

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  7. I see the House Sparrows here too, they seem to be everywhere! Thanks for sharing, have a happy weekend!

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  8. I love Sparrows, we don't see too many these days. They seem to hang out around the food courts instead of residential areas.....
    I miss them
    Janice

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    1. We have lots of them near my place Janice....

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  9. He's a beauty!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  10. Lovely post, Perfect for the bird-theme!
    Well done!

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