I came across this picture on the internet. Just look at that. Isn’t it a marvel?
Birds and animals belong to that category of living beings that cannot speak, nor have attended school and claim to be educated with degrees but they make the most fascinating dwellings. They survive in the harshest of surroundings, protect their young ones with the same love and attention that we, as human beings shower upon our children.
If you notice a bird making its nest you will understand the dedication and hard work that goes into it. Day in and day out it toils in the hot sun or the cold winters, bringing and collecting twigs, cotton, hair and little pieces of soft things to make its nest comfortable for its family, so that the female can lay its eggs on smooth surface and the young hatchlings are protected from the harsh world outside and also from falling from great heights.
And they are fiercely protective about their nests and young ones that they keep fluttering around it when we try to come in close contact with their nest and even trying to peck at us in the fear of their homes being broken and destroyed by us humans. And once the young ones come into this world then taking care of them, bringing them food to feed their ever hungry tummies and protecting them from the bigger birds becomes a huge task for the parent birds. And once the little ones become big enough to fly and explore the world they are still considered so naive and taken care of from evil eyes by their ever so doting parent birds.
And once the baby birds are fit to fly they leave the nests, they may or may not live with parents anymore and the nests are empty and the whole process of making a home elsewhere in some other tree or roof top or parapet or somewhere safe begins from scratch. Nature is just amazing!
The birds don’t attend any architectural college in order to learn how to build their own homes but they are a master at it. The beauty of every nest, the way its made, the time taken by them to build it before the birth of their babies, the entry and exit of the nest so that other predators do not gain access to it is simply marvelous and also considering the fact that the babies get the exact warmth and protection as they felt in their mother bird’s womb is nothing but nature telling us about their affection for their young ones like any other living being.
Every animal, be it small or big, cares for its young. But unlike humans it may not last for a lifetime and that’s why they aren’t us and we aren’t like them. But we can learn a lot by observing them.
My favorite channel is Animal planet. I love watching animals, their habitats, their defense mechanism when threatened and some just by observing them really blows our minds.
But we humans, for our selfish needs and choices, go to the extent of destroying their natural habitats, kill them, torture them and then blame and talk about their extinction when we ourselves are the reasons behind it.
Recently I saw a video of a shark being killed for its fin and it was so disturbing and sad. People love shark fin soup and so for this purpose they hunt and attack the middle sized sharks, cut off their fins and throw it back into the rivers and oceans. Now because it has no fin and cannot swim due to the absence of it, it struggles and sinks to the bottom of the water bed. It struggles to rise up but cannot and because of this other fishes and predators attack it due to its helplessness which ultimately results in its death. How cruel can we humans be. These are just some of the cruelties we do to these innocent creatures which are very important in the ecological balance of nature.
We humans do not deserve to be amidst nature’s lap. Imagine if nature, all the trees and animals revolted back then we humans would have to run for our lives to find refuge and none would offer us due to our wrong doings.
Whatever we face in the name of global warming, climate change and nature’s wrath, are all well deserved by us as its a reflection of our own misdeeds and its just a boomerang effect.
Let sense prevail upon us. When is that going to happen, well, that’s yet to see!