Live and Fly like Birds

Avian admirers in India observe this day (January 5) as National Bird Day by bird watching, bird adoption, adding feeders and shelters, donating to bird sanctuary etc.

Birds hold a special place in our lives. These cute fluffy creatures always attract us with their beautiful colours, feathers, wings, beaks, eggs and sometimes tails, and above all, their chirping and singing. 

They are important for our ecosystem. They are indicators of the environment. They act as natural scavengers, as they control pests by eating them. Like bees and butterflies, birds also play role of pollinators by dispersing seeds.

But approximately 12 percent of the world’s bird species including 100 different species of parrots are in the danger of extinction in the next century due to destruction of their habitats and and illegal trade of pet birds.

The survival of the birds hinges on public awareness as well as support for conservation. In this connection, the contribution of the renowned ornithologist Dr Salim Ali, who was referred to as the ‘Birdman of India‘ can’t be forgotten. Then there is the Nest Man, Mr Rakesh Khatri, who has built over 2.5 lakh nests to shelter birds. But our own contribution to reduce their suffering should also not be forgotten.

A lot of things have also been observed and written about birds’ communication skills and migratory strategies. But there are so many things that we need to learn from them.

It’s time for breakfast, in perfect rhythm

On this occasion, I reiterate the 15 interesting facts about birds that we humans need to emulate.

1.Β Β  Birds don’t eat anything at night. 🦜

2.Β  Birds don’t roam at night.🦜

3.  Birds give lots of love to their chicks, when they need most.🦜

4. They teach their chicks at the right time what to eat and how to fly.🦜

5.  Birds never eat their fill. No matter how many grains you have put, they will fly away after eating a little.🦜

6.  Birds stop eating, when they fall sick.🦜

7.  Birds fall asleep early in night (except nocturnal and crepuscular ones) and wake up early in the morning chirping. They witness the most beautiful mornings.🦜

8. They never change their diet.🦜

9.  Birds keep doing some work without taking rest, except at night.🦜

10. Birds take only what is needed from nature.🦜

11.  They make their nest eco-friendly.🦜

12. They stick to their own language.🦜

13. Birds never change their flock.🦜

14. Birds let their chicks free after a certain age to lead their own independent lives.🦜

15. Birds sing even after a storm.🦜

If we learn a thing or two from these birds, our life will also be simpler, easier, healthier, more beautiful and worry free. They teach great life lessons, if we have patience and willingness to listen to their melodious songs.

Let’s develop and spread wings like them to fly rather than crawling through the life.

–Kaushal Kishore



  1. Thank you, Kaushal, for this wonderful post, inspired by the National Bird Day in India, with pictures, a video, and the most important and inspiring a few habits of birds we should emulate. I am always elated, Kaushal, when you write about outstanding people, such as Dr Salim Ali or the Nest Man, Mr Rakesh Kharti,
    because my love and affinity with birds go a long way to my childhood when a crow become a friend and would wake me up in the morning demanding her breakfast by poking me in my teeth. The birds in my garden are my family,
    they walk and fly through the house, let me babysit the youngsters, the starlings’ rap in the morning seeing me bringing the breakfast – “Is she ready, yes, she is ready, let’s go!”.
    I love your punch line, Kaushal! It should be on the walls of all schools in the world


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    1. Thank you, Joanna, for this wonderful response! I’m glad you liked the post. I know, being a nature lover, you are also a bird lover, and how you feed and love them, as their family guardian. I really loved the crow poking you in your teeth. So lovely, so affectionate! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful reflections! Greatly appreciated!


      1. Hahaha, but I’m more interested in how you felt, whether it harmed you in any way, or it was just a pleasant feeling.


  2. Aww what an awesome post KK!! You covered so much so perfectly in this article and related it back to us humans, marvelously done!!! Truly enjoyed reading, amazing job, dear friend πŸ€πŸ€—

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    1. Thank you, Grace, for liking and appreciating the post. It’s so rewarding when I get compliments from friends like you. It truly means a lot to me πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–

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  3. I hope in my next life to come back as a bird; I think I would prefer not to be a bird of prey but would be quite happy living peacefully in someone’s garden with my mate and chicks. It’s quite a lovely idea and you’ve given me an idea for a story! Thanks for sharing this post, KK.

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    1. What a lovely comment and idea! As a child, I used to think how fortunate the birds were. They are not to read or write, they just enjoy flying in and out. Thank you, Nancy for these beautiful reflections 😊


  4. wow such a flock of birds and love all of the different species you showed. So beautiful and I love all of the facts. I too love birds and had a Moulukan cockatoo for 16 years until he was eaten by a coyote. sad day!

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    1. Yes, I remember, Cindy, you had written about him in one of your posts. That was really sad. But I’m glad you liked the post. Thanks so much, Cindy πŸ’–

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  5. I love the info and the photos. I became more interested in birds during COVID restrictions. I had all of this beauty in my own backyard and hadn’t stopped to appreciate it before that. How wonderful that you have a day devoted to birdwatching across the country.

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    1. Thank you, Mary, for appreciating the post and pics and also for sharing your love for birds. In fact covid has taken a lot from us, but it has also taught a lesson or two.


  6. Marvellous post KK. I am a bird watcher and all the things you mention in the post I know are true of birds. Our birds here in Ontario are not as brightly colored as yours, but I still love to watch them.

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  7. Wonderful post! What kind of birds are those in the video?
    I have a feeder outside my door here and love to watch the visitors. My cats love to watch them too.. from the safety of indoors. πŸ™‚ I have a crow that visits me every so often and I feel blessed when he does.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation! I have included all kinds of birds whose pics I could get easily. But I liked your feeding and watching birds. That’s so nice of you. More interesting is the regular visit by a crow. Thank a lot for sharing your wonderful experiences πŸ˜ŠπŸ’


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