Thursday, June 12, 2014

Bowl Of Happiness : Birdie, this water is for you

Youth For Seva Initiative.

Bowl Of Happiness Yet another social initiative by Youth-For-Seva ( Seva Bharati) . It was aimed to provide clean drinking water in urban areas to stray animals & birds in hot summer.

Have you ever wondered how stray animals/birds live in cities with out drinking water with no water bodies(ponds) available in the concrete jungle ?

Inspired by YFS initiative I too have started taking care of birds by feeding them grains and providing clean drinking water at my Home & Office terrace.

It gives immense happiness when birds come in flock and feast on grains . Just a glimpse of that entertains your mind and soul. I had put one such bowl filled with grains in my office lawn. I sprinkle grains on the floor so that more birds can eat . I do come in between to see the birds, squirrels sharing the same bowl. Was surprised at their Harmony. There's a lesson for Humans as how to share and live harmoniously.

Interesting thing was birds presence around the feeder has attracted other birds to come down. There were few birds who seems to be Non-vegetarians avoiding grains from the bowl but feeding on insects that hide in lawn grass. Since then I am wondering if Veganism & Non-Vegetarianism exist among birds too ??

Guyz I tell you its great entertainment seeing sparrows taking dip in water bowl to beat the summer heat , watching squirrels dancing (jumping) around the feeder, listening to birds tweeting in your lawn. This whole experience has made me think why go to places for bird watching, with these feeders and Bowls of happiness we can invite the birds to our place.

Thank You Youth-For-Seva (Seva Bharati) for showing me the way.

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