A day for the sparrowsIn Kerala every day used to start with hearing the chirps of little birds belonging to sparrows or similar category. But now a days the chirping is no more there, why? Their number is getting reduced.Or rather we, the human actions, are not allowing them to live here.
These birds eat the small worms or similar things from the nature. Now we use pesticides and chemicals as part of agricultural activities which do not allow these worms to multiply.
Trees are cut and the nesting places of these birds are missing.Very often in olden days these birds used to build their nests in corners of our houses,hanging pots and the like especially in tiled houses. Now the houses have become concrete structures leaving no space for nesting. All these are reducing the number of sparrows. Hence on March 20th World sparrow day is being celebrated as a step to conserve these small birds.