Wednesday, 26 February 2014

68. Birds: 1

The perspective of human beings is different from other species around us. 
For example, who would call a stream, mostly carrying drainage water beautiful? Who would say it is essential? 

But it is very essential for the birds. 
See Intermediate Egrets and Indian Pond Herons together here.


Their peaceful coexistence for the use of limited resources is a lesson to all of us.  

12 comments:

  1. Drainage water is OK but not Sewage..

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    1. I think sewage is mixed into drainage here; it was smelling bad :-(

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  2. It hurts to see such streams used as dumping places, though each natural area has its own ecological system with different kind of animal and plant lives linked to it! As human beings, I think that evolution has made us biased towards places that have birds and animals since that means that water should be fit for consumption :)

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    1. Yes, not only streams but even rivers have become drainage lines in India!!

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  3. This photo is recent. It shows birds and plants. This scene could be from any city India. Doesn’t it reflect our culture! In these times that are called Advanced, drainage could be recycled for better purpose. But the experts are not accessible to people. But the best teacher is OUR BODY, which eats and shits. What does happen in this process by NATURE? Isn’t it recycling? And now ‘shit’ is recognized as valuable Resource!!!

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    1. Cities while developing encroach on many such habitats!

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