NOT only to love, protect and nurture their owls, for whom the center of their city is the largest urban wintering place on the planet, the people of Kikinda also show love for other birds. This time, they expressed their emotions towards sparrows, because a hotel for sparrows was created in this city, perhaps the first in Serbia.
It is placed in the yard of the National Library “Jovan Popović”, where one corner is arranged so that it becomes a safe place for these little birds.
The idea came from the family of Kozomar, Radmila and Miloš, who are members of the Society for the Protection and Study of Birds of Serbia. She was gladly accepted in the library, so one corner in the otherwise beautiful and spacious yard became a new address for sparrows. There are houses on the wall, made of mailboxes. Sparrows should land there soon.
– First, my colleague Maja Panić, whom I took to a gathering of the Society for the Protection of Birds, offered me wooden mailboxes, which the tenants of the building where she is a tenant throw out, because they are installing new ones. She knew that we love birds and that occasionally, when we have time, we make a few houses for them, so she thought we could use them. We took them over, restored them a bit and started looking for the best place for them. We remembered the library and that beautiful yard and quickly agreed with the director of the institution to be placed there. We are very pleased with where the hotel for sparrows found its address and what it looks like now. The names and surnames of our relatives and friends are marked on the “rooms” of the hotel – Radmila Kozomara explained.
She and her husband pay a lot of attention to birds, so in their free time they make a house for them. They place them in their parents’ yards, in Kikinda and Mokrin, and their son and daughter especially enjoy it. Whenever they have the time and opportunities, they participate in the actions of the Society for the Protection and Study of Birds of Serbia. This summer, they made bird nests out of clay in the “Terra” studio.
They raised falcons in the apartment
This family is unique in that they raised falcons in their apartment four years ago. Their acquaintance Andrej found a small kestrel that fell out of a nest on a tree. This Russian returned several times, but the bird fell out again. Carrying it in a cardboard box on the street, he met Kozomare and asked for five shops.
– He bought the biggest cage, and we took him to the apartment. Our son was three years old at the time and gave him the name Tican. We nursed him until he completely lost his fluff. We were a little scratched for a while. One Saturday we took him out of town and let him fly. Flying in a circle above us, he watched us until we headed home. Everyone went to their side. We often wonder where our Tican is now – the story of Radmila Kozomar.
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