World Sparrow Day 2022: Returning of house sparrows in Jamia Nagar
Though the population of house sparrows have declined in Delhi in Okhla the birds can be seen chirping on balcony and trees, which many ecologists and conservationists, term it as good sign.
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And on the world sparrow day 2022, political leaders and netizens took a pledge to protect house sparrows. Many among them took to social media to talk about sparrows.
Ecologist and Conservationist T K Roy said: “Although at present, observing partially population of House Sparrows seem to be increasing in the urban areas but not thoroughly. Sparrows seem to be adopting new modern habitats for nesting & availability of food sources for survival.
“They can be found on alternative places like on the shop shutter tops, on inverted lamp sheds, on ventilators, on modern flyover wall holes, on metro flyover gaps (between flyover below & flyover concrete pole tops), on used hard-paper board boxes with holes kept hanging on rooftop or ceiling.”
Many Okhla residents and bird watchers said they are pleased to see house sparrows in their locality and their numbers are increasing.
Some residents have put nests in their balcony where they feed house sparrows daily. At Kalindi Kunj a resident has put nests for house sparrows.