No, it is not SOS due to the supermoon effect.
In a way, it is an SOS of a different kind.
it is the Save our Sparrows movement. i noticed it in a news item a couple of weeks ago. Got curious, as the organization, Burhani Foundation was distributing free bird feeders, not too far from home.
as i drove towards the Burhani Masjid, i was welcomed warmly by the volunteers and given priority treatment and taken to the distribution desk; after filling up a simple form – with contact details, i collected my bird feeder.
they were setting a record of number of bird feeders distributed in a day.
on the way out, some birdfeed was also distributed.
this was on one of my long time wish lists and i was very thrilled to have a birdfeeder in the garden.
an earlier attempt to have one
was not very successful as the birds could not recognize it, i guess.
i was hoping that this would have a better result.
though this had a clearly printed label, what it could attract was
a squirrel family!
other birds come to the garden, but i am yet to see a sparrow.
this does not seem to be a crisis only in India.
the facebook page indicates that this is possibly an international problem.