- Oct 4, 2013
Save the House Sparrows...Years ago, English House Sparrows were captured, caged, put on ships, sailed to North America and let loose. Since then, House Sparrows have not been getting along so well with humankind.
.....before it's too late.
.....before it's too late.
They say house sparrows are a pest to other birds, and that they rob the nests of native birds and are extremely messy in bird houses. That may be true, but it is a good enough reason for people to be killing these innocent birds? NO.
People also fill their bird feeders with striped sunflower seeds to discourage house sparrows from eating out of them.
And when they find a female house sparrow innocently setting on her eggs in a bird house, they kill her and break her eggs.
I'm sure if their was any way house sparrows could be discouraged from bathing in birdbaths, such people would do whatever it took to do so.
"Many people regard House Sparrows as undesirables in their yards, since they aren't native and can be a menace to native species. ..."
Why are house sparrows treated so cruelly? Because they're not native birds? Because they use bird houses meant for other birds, when, I never heard of a blue jay being killed because he was robbing a nest.
These birds are declining.
"The plucky house sparrow is one of the most widespread birds in the world, having been introduced in so many places that it is often considered an invasive species. Ironically, however, its population is experiencing serious decline in many of its native regions."
However, do you think people are worried about the decline of the house sparrows? No. They aren't. In fact, the IUCN labels the house sparrow as Least Concern.
It's time for us to do something about this. These birds do not deserve to become extinct because we so cruelly murder them and ban them from housing and feeders. If you would like to become a part of Save The House Sparrows, thumb-up this post and start helping the birds! And not just house sparrows, but all of the wildlife out there who need our help. You can start by putting up birdhouses in your yard, and allow house sparrows to nest in them. They probably won't take all of the houses. Fill your feeders with sunflower seeds, millet and milo, the house sparrows' favorite.
If you really care about the welfare of wildlife, stop the killing of these declining birds.
Originally Posted by ChicknsRock
Some of us believe that the Spirit is breathed into all living creatures to include but not limited to mankind. Those who believe this also know the great pains that one special man went through in order to save those of the animal kingdom a long time ago. His name was Noah and his craft was found as evidence that his story is true. Those who believe this also believe that the animals are under a state of total grace and can do no wrong. To address the issue of the barn being overcome with annoying wild birds, this can be resolved with introducing fresh felines who will readily take on the task of "pest control". This is the most natural and efficient way to deal with this situation. We allow rat snakes to roam freely on our property to make their living in our feed sheds in order to control the mice population; we too have cats that are 16 years old this year and still are avid mousers but not as efficient as they once were.
All animals have their place in the ecosystem just as all organs have their role and are connected in the human body. We introduce species that are not indigenous all the time; the sparrow does not deserve the savage indictment that it receives. We all need to be reminded, those of us who believe, that God's eye is on the sparrow. Why was this particular bird chosen as an example for His care and providence for us? Is it because sparrows are found all over the world in every country and civilization not unlike mankind?
P.S. Any abusive or offensive talk or behavior here about house sparrows is PROHIBITED on this thread. If you don't like house sparrows, then get on somewhere.