家燕 2016 urban barn swallows

近年初夏,在自己的社區,也在其他舊區留意有沒有燕子。

每次看到牠們在屋簷下的一家大小,就感安慰;因為生命,也因為我們的城市依然容得下牠們。

從前中國人對家有鳥巢特別是燕子,會覺得鴻福降臨,慶幸也來不及。但城市生活不知道是否讓人冷漠,跟大自然隔絕?常有聽聞人們會將鳥巢拆毀。

請想一想,天空底下,所有空間是萬物共享的,我們掠奪自然已經太多了,不要再施展更多殘酷。

另,燕子實在是建築高手。這兩個燕巢都搭建在光燈設施上。擔心的是晚上這些燈會亮著嗎?燕子會受光害嗎?燈亮的話又會發熱。好些問號,有待查究。

these few years i would keep looking up when walking along old districts including the one i am living every early summer. the purpose is to look for living swallow nests.

hongkongers are a strange species. it seems that more are caring about nature and environment, yet there are cases reported in recent years that people destroyed bird nests near their home.

so, every time when founding families of barn swallow living under corridor ceiling these summers, i am particularly excited. excited about wild life in the city; also relieved that human being and wild life are still co-existing.

an added note. wondering if these light where the bird nests based at will lit up at night or not? wondering how the light and the heat produced affect these feathery creatures …

swallow may16 a swallows may16 b swallows may16 c swallows may16 d

家燕 barn swallow (hirundo rustica) – kingdom: animalia 動物界 | phylum: hordata | class: aves 鳥綱 | order: passeriformes 雀形目| family: hirundinidae 燕科 | genus: hirundo 燕屬 | species: h. rustica 家燕  source: wiki

 

相關前文 related past posts: 《今年燕少了 fewer swallows this year》、《家燕 barn swallows

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