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World Sparrow Day: Stunning pix from readers

By Rediff Get Ahead Bureau
Last updated on: March 20, 2019 14:42 IST
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We'd asked you, dear readers to tell us how you are saving the sparrows.
On World Sparrow Day, celebrated on March 20, presenting some of the best responses we received.

World Sparrow Day: Rediff reader response

Rudresh Bhagat, 47 from Charkop sent us this picture of our chirpy friends enjoying a sip from a bird bowl outside his kitchen window.

World Sparrow Day: Rediff reader response

According to Raja Vikrant Sharma, 23, from Panchkula, Haryana, who sent us this picture, the sparrows in the cities are disappearing due to "loss of habitat (nests), insects, mobile radiation, and modern agriculture practices." 
"But there is a hope. We can bring them back home," he says.
Sharma runs a social awareness campaign for the conservation of the sparrow in tricity (Chandigarh-Mohali-Panchkula) in collaboration with the Hind Education Society by providing the wooden sparrow houses to people at an affordable cost.

World Sparrow Day: Rediff reader response

Pune's Prasad Sakharekar clicked this sparrow perched on a feeder outside his home.

World Sparrow Day: Rediff reader response

Here's another photograph of the birds enjoying their mini meal sent by Prasad Sakharekar.

World Sparrow Day: Rediff reader response

Australia based Harichandana Rao told us how much she and her husband misses these house sparrows.
Rao shared this photograph clicked by her husband Balaji during their trip to New Zealand.
"He is basically a researcher in environmental science. He also worked in Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History. We both love sparrows and miss them a lot seeing at our homes now a days. We would both like to do what ever possible to save these little ones from getting endangered," Rao wrote in her message.

World Sparrow Day: Rediff reader response

Sanjiban Ghosh, 50 from Kolkata got nostalgic while talking about sparrows.
"I used to wake up with the loud chirping of the sparrows in our balcony and the window sills. My mother used to give them bread crumbs and biscuit pieces. It was a fun to watch them fight over these. Once we found two nests at the corner of our balcony ceilings and later the presence of the baby sparrows. Many of my afternoons were spent watching the mother feeding her babies," Ghosh wrote.
"This particular image of sparrow was shot at my residence where we can now find a few sparrows. My children have taken up the responsibility to take care of them and I am happy to note that a bonding has grown between them and the sparrows are never frightened of them," he added.

World Sparrow Day: Rediff reader response

And finally, we have this picture sent by Palanki Suryanarayana, 75 from Bangalore.

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