Birds in my Garden

Birds in my garden

At our residence, we made sure a small lawn space remained green by watering regularly. I live in (area name) surrounded by a fairly large garden. There are a number of fruit trees growing here along with many plants and a lot of grass. That resulted in the flying beauties the birds visiting the space regularly individually as well as in small flocks. At first glance, the garden appears very quiet but actually many birds and animals live in it or visit it frequently. Birds visiting the garden regularly were Rose-ringed Parakeets, Jungle Babblers, Laughing Doves, Eurasian-collared Doves, Rock Pigeons, White-throated Kingfisher. Some people keep birds in cages to listen to their songs. I say it is far better for the birds to live freely.

The structure and design of a garden can determine what wildlife species will visit or make a home. Every morning I am awakened by the shrill songs of a magpie-robin. The sound is so sweet and I just lie in bed listening to the songs until the bird flies away. Small plants and shrubs provide good shelter for insects and very small birds, while larger trees will attract visits from more mobile birds and mammals.

All through the day, I see various birds come and perch on the trees and plants. In the morning the fragrance of the flowers lends a sweet charm to the whole atmosphere. Some come to sing or rest a bit. Others come to look for food. So it is always a pleasure to see them. I just sit quietly and they go about their business undisturbed. It’s easy to attract birds to your garden, however small and close it is to a city. I have seen the oriole, spotted-dove, pigeon, yellow-vented bulbul, mynah, fan-tailed flycatcher and various other little birds which I cannot name. They sing, dance and display their beautiful colors. It is quite a treat. On the other hand there are those pesky little sparrows that come into the house to steal food. Sad to say, the surrounding area is being developed and the wildlife is being chased away or destroyed.

Some people keep birds in cages to listen to their songs. I say it is far better for the birds to live freely. Then they sing, or not sing, their songs naturally. It is wonderful to see them fly freely among the trees. It is not so wonderful to see caged birds unable to move more than a foot in any direction.