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A Welcome Guest on my Terrace this Morning : The House Sparrow or The Citizen Sparrow!

Updated on May 10, 2017
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Chitrangada cares for Nature and it's inhabitants.She wants to create awareness among people for environment care and reforestation.

Sparrows in my balcony--A rare sight!
Sparrows in my balcony--A rare sight! | Source

A Pleasant Guest !!! 'The Citizen Sparrow'! Why?

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One might wonder about the title of this hub.

A Sparrow!--A welcome guest. Why?

The reason is simple. We don't get to see as many Sparrows these days as earlier. Do we?

Some 40 Years Earlier:

♥ When I was a little girl, I remember we woke up in the morning with the sweet chirping sound of this charming and active bird.

♥ So many of them sat in a row in the garden, over the roof tops, in the backyard. almost every where their presence energized the whole atmosphere.

♥ Its difficult to say, who was more delighted to see the other--Me or the Sparrows!

♥ We used to watch them feed their cute little ones inside their nest. The mother sparrow would bring some food in her beak to the nest and all the 3-4 little ones would start shouting--- Cheee-Cheee-Cheee! , from inside the nest showing off their tender pink beaks and head.All eager to have the food from the mother sparrow at the same time. It was such a refreshing and lovely sight,

♥This was our favourite pass time, as there were no T.V. or Internet and we were not so much overburdened or stressed like today's children.

Just study, play around and be happy--Such a simple life!

Some 25 Years Earlier:

♥ Even when my kids were younger these beautiful birds were a regular visitor in my balcony. I have such pleasant memories of a number of Sparrows on my balcony wall, some two decades ago.

♥ My kids used to love the sight. They would feed them with rice grains or other grains and pulses. And the sight of the grains disappearing within minutes was so pleasing to my kids.

♥ But the nests were not much visible around and the numbers of the sparrows also was decreasing.

Sparrows on my terrace!
Sparrows on my terrace! | Source

The House Sparrows: The Situation Now!

Sad but true!

~~These lovely Sparrows are the endangered one!

Some of the reasons which come to my mind for this can be listed as follows:---

  • Not much greenery, whether small or big plants/ trees around our homes.
  • Our homes during childhood were surrounded with many fruit trees such as guava and grape plants.
  • Such trees attract birds as their abode and they make their nest on them.
  • Nowadays these fruit plants are rarely found around residential areas.
  • Many flowering plants like Jasmine, lily, Rose, Marigold and so many of them were planted in big homes.
  • That was enough to keep the air, pollution free and birds happy and they used to keep coming in.
  • Due to urbanization and heavy doze of technology, this kind of vegetation can be found in society parks only, not at individual residences, which have turned into apartments.
  • Another very important reason is the 'excessive use of mobile phones.' I don't know how , but they are responsible for the decreasing number of this charming bird.
  • According to an expert in this regard, this is because of the electromagnetic radaition, emitted from the mobile towers.

Tell me not of joy: there's none Now my little sparrow's gone; He, just as you, Would toy and woo, He would chirp and flatter me, He would hang the wing awhile, Till at length he saw me smile, Lord! how sullen he would be!

~~~William Cartwright

Plant more fruit trees in your area!
Plant more fruit trees in your area! | Source
Avoid cutting trees
Avoid cutting trees | Source

What Can Be Done To Protect The Sparrows!

Environmentalists all over the World are doing a lot of research, to find out the reasons for the decreasing number of House Sparrows and also suggesting ways, that you and me can follow.

  • Attract the bird by means of enough vegetation in your area.
  • Keep wooden boxes on tree branches, and on your terrace so that they are able to make their nest.
  • Spread some grains on your balcony wall or open space and also keep some water in a small container, suitable for their small beaks.
  • Create awareness among people, especially the younger generation.
  • Buildings, apartments, skyscrapers everywhere!
  • Let us create some green space for the birds.
  • Avoid cutting of 'Trees' unless necessary.

Happy is the person who not only sings, but feels God's eye is on the sparrow, and knows He watches over me. To be simply ensconced in God is true joy.

~~~Alfred A. Montaper

How frequently do you see House Sparrows in your area?

See results

To Conclude:

One fact is very easy to understand even by common people like us -----

-All birds including Sparrows are susceptible to effects of ever increasing pollution levels in the air and water.

Human beings may get sick or develop diseases because of pollution, but birds are more vulnerable and sadly they seem to be dying because of this.

Let us take a pledge to do something for this endangered bird and create awareness among others as well, so that we have more and more pleasant and welcome visits by this charming and active bird--The House Sparrow!


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House Sparrow, source: You tube

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Save the citizen sparrow campaign at IITF Delhi pavilion.
Save the citizen sparrow campaign at IITF Delhi pavilion. | Source

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      Bill Holland 23 months ago from Olympia, WA

      How sad that you don't see them often, and how wonderful that you did this time. My goodness, they are everywhere here, a very common part of everyday life. I'm so sorry to hear they are missing there.

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      Andrew Spacey 23 months ago from Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,UK

      Here in the UK many urban birds are under pressure due to our ever intensive modern lives. As you rightly point out in your article Chitrangada there is no one thing responsible - pressure is from all of life unfortunately.

      I guess we just have to do our bit locally, that is the secret. Trends in gardening and landscaping are turning many once wild green areas into tarmac and stone plus dainty flowers - it looks ok but it doesn't provide food for small birds. Take away one small area locally and multiply it by 1000 and things start to add up!

      We live in a rented old stone cottage and have lots of sparrows, loads. I wish I could send them over to you for a holiday.

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      Mary Hyatt 23 months ago from Florida

      I don't see as many sparrows where I live as I used to, either. They are truly a beautiful little bird. I never knew that about cell phones!

      Very interesting article.

      Voted UP, etc.

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      Buildreps 23 months ago from Europe

      Here in the Netherlands this bird became very rare as well. This bird is listed on the so called 'red list', which means that it is protected in many ways. There are stimulation programs from the government to bring the number of sparrows up. Great issue, and very important!

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      Harish Mamgain 23 months ago from India

      Sparrows are such sweet birds ! Like you, my friend, most of the happy moments of my life are just watching these lovely creatures. I so miss them now ! One day, I was contemplating on their unfortunate disappearance from New Delhi, our city. I so badly missed them that day and prayed God for just a glimpse of them for a moment. The next day, I saw one in a tree when strolling in a park. It flew away in a moment. After a couple of days, I saw a pair on the rooftop of our flat. Believe me, my heart, mind and soul all delighted to see these tiny awesome birds ! After that, I'm still waiting for them. A lovely hub and voted up with all my heart. Thanks for sharing it.

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      Akriti Mattu 23 months ago from Shimla, India

      You know from the past decade or so i feed white rice and water to sparrows. Being in the hills , i still get to see them .They're fast disappearing in the cities and need to be conserved. Well written. Voted up :)

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      Denise W Anderson 23 months ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

      We live on the edge of ravine with a lot of vegetation. We also have a number of trees in our yard, and we frequently see sparrows and other birds nesting in the trees. They are beautiful to see, and even more enjoyable to hear in the early morning!

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      Venkatachari M 23 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Very interesting topic. You have beautifully put forth all the points in support of protecting these house sparrows. I also used to enjoy these birds in my childhood. But now, they appear very rarely here. We have the pigeons now in place of these little birds and I enjoy watching them sitting on electric cables in rows and flying all over in competitions with other birds.

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      poetryman6969 23 months ago

      I am not much of a birder but your hub was a pleasant diversion.

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      Faith Reaper 23 months ago from southern USA

      I am happy for your guests! We have so many trees here, there are sparrows and all other types of birds all around. I can't imagine not seeing them everywhere and hearing their sweet songs. I am glad they were there when you were younger.

      It is a sad thing for concrete to replace vegetation and the life it brings. That is sad to me. We need trees and such to purify the air and to sustain life, such as the birds.

      Important hub here and the insight you have shared.

      Up ++++ tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

      God bless you

      I love your quotes too

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      John Hansen 23 months ago from Queensland Australia

      I remember often sitting and watching sparrows in our garden, we used to feed them as children. I had not even given their absense a thought until your hub Chitrangada unfortunately. I cannot remember the last time I even saw one of the charming little birds. This is of great concern. Thank you for bringing awareness. Voted up.

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      Chandrashekhar Siva 23 months ago from Chennai

      There was a time ( in my childhood days) when sparrows used to come in dozens in my area. Now I can hardly see them. Reason.. again us.. it is said that the sparrows are getting extinct because of the high frequency waves transmitted by the towers. Forgive me if I have not written the exact scientific words. But the mobile phones are the reasons for these wonderful birds being extinct. One more species being sacrificed for our selfish needs.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 23 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you billybuc, for reading and commenting on this hub!

      So good to learn that you have plenty of Sparrows in your surroundings.

      Yes, as I mentioned in the hub, rapid urbanization, mobile towers etc. are responsible for decreasing number of this cute bird.

      Such is not the case in rural and agricultural parts of India. But Mega and Metro cities are loosing the opportunity to enjoy the company of this bird.

      Thank you so much for your comments!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 23 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you chef-de-jour, for your valuable comments!

      You have rightly pointed out the need to do our bit locally to save the endangered birds and other beautiful creatures. Every one has to be aware and responsible.

      The Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India has taken up the matter of House Sparrow and other species seriously and they are doing their work . But people also must do their part.

      It is nice to learn that you have plenty of Sparrows in your area. Hope they are back here as well. And I would be too glad to welcome the Sparrows sent on a holiday by you. I think they would enjoy their time here.

      Thank you for your wonderful suggestions!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 23 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Mary Hyatt, for reading and commenting !

      Its so sad that the number of Sparrows is decreasing in your area as well. I have sweet memories of the time, when they came in large numbers few years back. Cutting of trees, heavy doze of technology and what not, so many factors are responsible.

      Thanks for voting up and sharing!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 23 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Buildreps, for your kind visit and comments!

      Its sad to learn that Netherlands is also facing scarcity of this common bird. Good to learn that your Government has taken up initiatives to protect this endangered species of house Sparrow. Same in India--Awareness and rehabilitation programs are being carried out by the Government, but without active participation by the people , it would not be fruitful.

      Glad you found the hub useful and important. Thank you!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 23 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Harishprasad ji, for your beautiful comments!

      What a nice description of your seeing these cute creatures! It sounded like poetry to me.

      Yes, you are right, all Metro and Mega cities are loosing a bit of Nature and its wonderful creations everyday. Cutting of trees to build big buildings and apartments, enormous use of technology, Urbanization and so many other factors are responsible for reducing numbers of this charming bird.

      Thank you so much for your comments and continued support!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 23 months ago from New Delhi, India

      ,Thank you Akriti Mattu, for reading and commenting on this hub!

      Thank God , you still get to feed these lovely birds. Because you are living in beautiful Natural surroundings. I hope everyone's efforts bring back these cute and charming birds to the Metro cities as well.

      Thank you so much for reassuring that the Sparrows are there in your beautiful hills, Shimla.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 23 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you denise.w.anderson, for reading and commenting on this hub!

      I am glad to learn that you have many Sparrows in your area. Here also they are found in agricultural land area or the areas where there are plenty of vegetation. But they have become scarce in highly Urbanized cities.

      Thank you for your positive feedback!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 23 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Venkatachari ji, for reading and appreciating this hub!

      Hyderabad is also technologically very advanced and Urbanized city. As such the situation there may not be different from other big cities of India. Its relieving to learn that Govt, of India is taking adequate steps to protect this endangered bird.

      Thank you so much for your valuable comments!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 23 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you poetryman6969, for your kind visit and comments!

      Glad you liked the hub. Thanks!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 23 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Faith Reaper, for your kind visit and comments!

      Its good to know that you have lot of Sparrows and other birds in your area. Here in India also these lovely birds are very much there in areas where there is agricultural land, fruit orchards etc. But in highly urbanized areas, highly technological advanced areas these birds are reducing in numbers. Because Urbanization adversely affects environment.

      Although New Delhi has lot of vegetation but I have heard that radiation emitted from mobile towers damages these lovely birds.

      We all have to do our bit to save the lovely creatures on this planet and the environment.

      Many thanks for voting up and sharing it on G+.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 23 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Jodah, for reading and commenting on this hub!

      Its sad to learn that there are not enough Sparrows in your area.

      We all need to spread awareness in this regard and do our little bit to rehabilitate these lovely creatures and other endangered species.

      Glad you liked this hub and thanks for voting up!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 23 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Siva222, for your kind visit and valuable comments!

      You are right that mobile towers are the prime reason for the lovely Sparrows getting extinct. Even I have come to know about this through different research studies on the Internet.

      Its heartening to know that the Ministry of Forest and Environment, Govt. of India is taking adequate measures to spread awareness among people. Each one of us must also take steps to conserve these charming Sparrows and bring them back to our cities.

      Thank you for your thoughtful comments!

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      Kasturi 23 months ago

      Love mother nature and it loves you back! Nice. One

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      manatita44 23 months ago from london

      Nice article, Chitrangada. I don't see them now, perhaps you are right, and the electronics are chasing them away.

      I thought that they were very simple fun-loving birds, and I remember them that way. Thank you for writing this Hub. Much Love.

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      MizBejabbers 23 months ago

      This is sad, but you're right. Sparrows aren't everywhere like they used to be. Where I come from, sparrows were not a very valued bird, partly because they were considered a nuisance bird that nested in the eaves and fascia of homes, and partly because they weren't a bird of beauty like the Robin or the Cardinal. Thank you for pointing this out.

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      Linda Crampton 23 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I think that house sparrows are lovely birds. Thanks for sharing the tips for attracting them. I wish you were able to see more of them.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 23 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you, Beta Kasturi!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 23 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you manatita44, for reading and commenting on this hub!

      You are right they are fun loving and energetic birds. Their quick reflexes energizes those who are watching them. I still remember waking up to the lovely chirping sound of these charming birds in my childhood days.

      Glad you liked this hub! Many thanks and have a great day!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 23 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you MizBejabbers, for your kind visit and comments!

      Glad you liked the subject of this hub.

      Every living creature has some important role in maintaining the balance of Nature. I am sure the Sparrows too have a significant role. Its a pity that they are disappearing from many parts of the World.

      Thank you so much for your positive feedback!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 23 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you AliciaC, for your kind visit and comments!

      Glad you liked this hub. From the poll questions so far, it seems, this reducing number of House Sparrows is a major issue not only here, but at many places in the World.

      Excessive use of technology may be one of the causes.

      Thanks again!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 23 months ago from The Caribbean

      Beautiful presentation ending with a very meaningful plea to help prevent extinction of the lovely sparrows. We have to pay attention. Thanks for the reminder.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 23 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you MsDora, for your appreciative comments!

      I am glad you liked the message. Thanks and have a nice day!

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      Word 23 months ago from Chicago

      Hi chitrangadasharan, the lovely sparrow sounds off in my yard about 3 am in the mornings. I love their chirping. They like to wiggle in my grass when it is being watered. Then they move on up the street as daylight approaches. Thanks for sharing your appreciation of these lovely birds.

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      Deb Hirt 23 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Urban development will eventually remove birds from areas that they heavily populated. Trees are a necessity to our lives, too, as they produce oxygen through photosynthesis. When urban birds like the House Sparrow, the Red-tailed Hawk, and the Peregrine Falcon disappear, we are in a serious state of affairs.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 23 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you word55, for your lovely description of these charming birds in your area. I can visualize the beautiful site.

      Appreciate your kind visit and comments. Thanks and have a good day!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 23 months ago from New Delhi, India

      You are right Deb Hirt! And who better can understand these birds than you. Each time we loose a species, we are drawing closer to a terrible state of affairs as far as environment is concerned.

      Thank you for your valuable comments!

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      Marlene Bertrand 23 months ago from Northern California, USA

      Sparrows are beautiful birds, indeed. It is good to know that we can do our part to help encourage their existence.

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      Paula 23 months ago

      Lovely birds. I have a couple of doves in the tree in front of my apartment building window and they even have an egg. I can't wait to see the baby dove :)

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      travmaj 23 months ago from australia

      This is so sad - I love house sparrows. I grew up in England and they were

      just a part of our life. I rarely see them here in my garden in Australia (parrots galore and other charmers) However, we walk most days down by a lake and the sparrows are there waiting for the crumbs left over from the people feeding ducks. They are delightful little birds and I love watching them amidst all the water birds. . I'm sorry to hear they are becoming endangered, I shall be on the look out more often now and must check around the area. Lovely poetry here and thank you for alerting us -

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      Chitrangada Sharan 23 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you MarleneB, for reading and commenting on this hub!

      Yes we all must do our little bit to save this beautiful endangered bird.

      Thank you!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 23 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks florypaula, for reading and commenting on this hub!

      Every living creature that God has created has some role in the environment. We must try to conserve all of them.

      Thank you!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 23 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you travmaj, for your kind visit and I appreciate your concern for this charming bird. It is sad but true that this beautiful bird is reducing in numbers at many places of the World. Many factors are responsible for this. And we must do our little bit to save them in addition to what our Governments are doing.

      Appreciate your comments and lets all spread the awareness. Thank you!

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      peachy 22 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      i love the sparrows chirping

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      Chitrangada Sharan 22 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you peachpurple, for stopping by!

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      Nell Rose 22 months ago from England

      Hi, I love all birds but sparrows are special aren't they? I never realised how endangered they are, this was fascinating and poignant too, nell

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      bluebird 22 months ago

      Good hub, sparrows, bluebirds, robins, hummingbirds, whatever...I like 'em all, they are fun to watch and feed.

      I liked your highlighted quotes.

      It looks to me like we're all on the endangered list, not just the birds, but they are more susceptible than us humans.

      Life is different now. We must always look up to the one who made the birds, as He takes care of us, his little birds!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 22 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Nell, for appreciating this hub!

      I am glad you liked the message. The more awareness we are able to spread, the better. All birds are beautiful creatures and they are all part of this Planet for a reason. So we must try to conserve all of them.

      Thank you!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 22 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you bluebird, for your insightful and beautiful comment!

      I agree with you that even humans are endangered now. Read air pollution, water pollution and other factors affecting the environment.

      Life has definitely changed a lot in the last few decades.

      Thank you for stopping by and sharing your views!

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      JR Krishna 22 months ago from India

      We see sparrows here very often in front of our department store. They will be pecking on rice grains fallen infront of the store while transporting

      Great hub

      Voted up and shared

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      Chitrangada Sharan 22 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you thumbi7, for your kind visit and comments!

      Glad to note that you can see these beautiful birds in your area.

      Thanks for voting up, sharing and following me!

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      Audrey Howitt 22 months ago from California

      There do seem to be fewer sparrows here as well--great hub!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 22 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Audrey Howitt, for stopping by and sharing your views!

      Glad you liked it.

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      Linda Rogers 22 months ago from Minnesota

      Now that I think about, we have less sparrows here in Minnesota too. So glad you had a sighting to fill your soul. Voted up and hit many buttons.

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      The Examiner-1 22 months ago

      This is what you see, (or do not see), in India? I am sorry for you for they are cute to watch. I live in US state and I see them, and other birds, nearly every day. The House Sparrow here has adapted to living in the suburbs: e.g. up on skyscrapers and such.

      They will eat just about anything that they can. In my yard when it does not rain for several days they - and other birds - will take their drinks and baths in a pie dish. I used that for a squirrel baffle but the feeder fell down.

      It is too bad that you do not see as many anymore.

      Kevin

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      Heidi Thorne 22 months ago from Chicago Area

      We have many of them here where I am. We still have quite a population of sparrows, robins, cardinals and other birds. Luckily, there are still many nature areas around where I live which help them survive. Thank you for championing this common, but delightful, creature!

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      Madan 22 months ago from Abu Dhabi

      I love sparrows, but now they are so rare and I hardly see them in UAE. Lovely post and voted up

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      Chitrangada Sharan 22 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Minnetonka Twin, for your kind visit and comments!

      Glad you liked the subject of this hub and many thanks for your votes!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 22 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Kevin, for reading and commenting on this hub and sharing your thoughts.

      Yes in the urban areas these sparrows have become scarce. But they can be seen in rural areas, farms, fields, orchards etc.

      Thanks for sharing your views on this subject!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 22 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you heidithorne, for reading and appreciating this hub!

      Due to Urbanization and large scale use of technology, these house sparrows are reducing in numbers in metro cities.

      They can still be found in areas where there is large scale vegetation, in agricultural fields etc.

      Thanks for sharing your views on this subject.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 22 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you emge, for your kind visit and comments!

      So sorry to know that these lovely birds are getting scarce in your area. We can spread awareness so that we all do our bit to save them from disappearing altogether.

      Thanks for commenting!

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      Michelle Liew 22 months ago from Singapore

      Chitra, it is a beautiful thing to witness first thing in the morning!

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      Devika Primić 22 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Wow! Incredible! I like birds and sparrows too are so special. You certainly got me reading all the way. A wonderful way to the start of any day.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 22 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Michelle, for reading and commenting! Nice to see you after a long time.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 22 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Devika, for your kind visit and comments!

      Glad you liked the hub. Its great to see you after a long time. Thank you!

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      Nithya Venkat 22 months ago from Dubai

      Sparrows are great birds and must be saved. The air pollution does affect birds the most. Great hub, we should definitely do our bit to control pollution.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 22 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Nithya , for reading and commenting!

      And I am happy you like the message of this hub. We all must do our little bit for the environment.

      Thank you!

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      Linda Bilyeu 20 months ago from Orlando, FL

      I love waking up each morning and hearing birds chirping, it is one of my favorite sounds, so peaceful. I have noticed many sparrows and they are beauties. I attempted to place bird seed outdoors for them, but the squirrels always beat the birds to the food.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 20 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Linda, for your lovely comments!

      I agree nothing can be more beautiful than the sight and sound of active birds chirping in the gentle morning Sun. I also feed these lovely creatures in the morning and as you said Squirrels are super fast. It is a lovely sight.

      Thank you and have a good day!

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      Mary Norton 17 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      I love birds and their songs wake me up each morning. We are on holiday now and even where we are, birds seem to follow us. I will definitely be sad when they leave.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 17 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Mary, for reading and commenting on this hub!

      I agree with you that birds add charm and energy in our lives. Life with less birds around would be so dull. Therefore we must take steps so that they are safe.

      Thank you and enjoy your holidays!

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      L M Reid 17 months ago from Ireland

      I always appreciate the birds that visit my garden these days. Because up until 4 years ago I too lived in built up areas where a sighting of any birds was very rare.

      They are beautiful creatures and it is wonderful to see plenty of them in my garden winter and summer. I agree with you ChitrangadaSharan we as the human species should be more aware of our wonderful birds.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 16 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you How to-Answers, for reading and commenting on this hub!

      Most of us live in Metro cities with plenty of technology around. It is in the city areas where these lovely birds are reducing. Recently I had visited some countryside and we were delighted to see so many sparrows with their lovely sound on trees .

      Thank God they are there elsewhere.

      Appreciate your comments and your kind visit to this hub!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 15 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      So glad you brought up this topic. Since some years now the sparrows are hardly seen and the most likely cause is said to the increase in electro magnetic radiation with the increase in mobile towers.

      Not long ago we would be awakened with their morning chirping, as you rightly mention. It is a pity these lovely birds are almost gone now.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 15 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Rajan Ji, for your encouraging words!

      I appreciate your concern for these lovely sparrows which have reduced in numbers to a great extent especially in big cities.

      A lot is being done by the general people , environmentalists and the government . It is heartening to see the positive results especially in community parks. Nowadays I can spot sparrows when I go for walks.

      Thank you so much for your continued support!

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      Lyn 2 months ago from England

      Interesting that I have noticed the exact same decline in the UK. I am fortunate to live in a rural spot and even so, we did not have sparrows here, then last year, I spotted one n the bird table, turns out we have a pair. I have been feeding them all winter and hope to see them breed. I'll update you if they do.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Lyn for your kind visit and comments!

      I appreciate your concern about these wonderful birds that must be saved from extinction. The problem is more predominant in urban areas compared to rural areas. Although the administration is taking proper care, much to our satisfaction, everyone has a role to play. And there is a need to spread awareness.

      Hope your efforts bring success. Thanks for the positive feedback!

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