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January 16, 2010 / lazybug

The bird rescue

Kite Rescue

Sankranti is not a good time for the birds. And who but we humans are responsible as we invade their space with kites stringed to sharp threads? This year was no different. This Kite got itself tangled up in the threads on the peepul tree near where we fly kites every year. After about an hour of scratching our heads about what to do – the bird was too high for our bamboo sticks+knife combo – we figured that climbing the tree and cutting the threads with a knife tied to the bamboo was the best option. Now I grew up playing around this tree but had never climbed it, though I wanted to. This was my chance.

And so I climbed the tree and after 15 minutes or so managed to cut the threads. Unfortunately, the bird could not fly as its wings were messed up by the threads and it had grown weak after more than six hours of hanging by the wings. One of my friends got a pair of scissors and we somehow cut the threads. The bird tried to resist but was too weak. Meanwhile I called a friend of mine who knows a thing or two about birds and he suggested we use a towel hold it in case we took it to the blue cross. But that did not happen.

We placed a bowl of water in front of it, but it could drink. So a friend put a towel around his palm and poured water on the kite’s mouth. Surprise surprise, it drank the water! Then we fed it some chicken, which it tried to eat. And then, all of a sudden, it flew away. We were happy; thanked each other and left. And I was glad I climbed the tree. 😉

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  1. Chittaranjan / Jan 16 2010 6:50 pm

    Well done Lazy boy 🙂

    Was it your Kite that the bird get stuck in? Normally birds steer clear of them threads, don’t they?

  2. Life / Jan 16 2010 6:56 pm

    Hey Keep it Akhil!! Really nice of you… 🙂

  3. Santhosh / Jan 17 2010 5:03 pm

    Well done my boy!

    Good theme btw.

  4. Kunal / Jan 18 2010 7:30 am

    great work!

    even I had to rescue a pigeon stuck in threads in a building next door. Sankranti is surely not good for birds.

  5. Liju Philip / Jan 19 2010 8:23 am

    isliye main patang nai udata 😀

    good work there

  6. vinay / Jan 24 2010 11:01 am

    Oh! Red & White Bravery Award Nominee.

  7. Rashid Faridi / Jan 26 2010 2:02 pm

    Good Post Akhil.
    Happy to see your Post after long.

  8. Dhruv Shanker / Feb 28 2010 5:48 pm

    Very very cool. Kudos to you, Sir. Great pictures too.

  9. Mampi / Mar 15 2010 2:58 am

    Well done.
    Last week this happened on one of my trees. The Kite String from Sankranti was still stuck in one of the trees and a crow got stuck. But thankfully it was rescued.

  10. RFZ Club / Oct 4 2010 1:45 pm

    Hello,
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  11. vyasamorthy / Oct 16 2010 12:48 am

    Moving story. Haven’t looked into this aspect of kite flying so far.
    Happy that the bird could be rescued.

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