Thursday, April 17, 2014

Spring sparrow

I'm a bit late on this one, since the blossoms in this tree are all but gone.  The sparrow is the mascot  of Belgrade, and this little fellow looks quite proud and happy among these flowers. 

A legend linked to this small bird says that during the Ottoman siege of Belgrade in the 15th century a sparrow was found shot in the heart with two arrows. Since then, it has been said that Belgrade is as indestructible as the sparrow. The bird was chosen as the symbol of Belgrade because it is small but capable of soaring to great heights, and thus stands for the Belgrade spirit.


 However, in recent years, Belgrade's sparrow population has dropped dramatically.

Daily Haiku
Tiny bird, brown, white  
Soaring high, fast, dynamic
Is now endangered


 

7 comments:

RedPat said...

Love the pic! My mother has tens of sparrows at her bird feeders every day.

Jane Hards Photography said...

That's a lovely photo of a favourite garden visitor.

William Kendall said...

An excellent capture of the little one.

Gaelyn said...

That's a beautiful spring shot.

Indrani said...

Beautiful capture.
Same is the story in Bangalore, sparrows hardly to be seen. :(

Alexa said...

Well done! Hope the citizens of Belgrade can do something to help these sweet little birds.

Shey Wicklund said...

We have them everyday in our feeders too. Great capture of the sparrow in the blossoms.