sakaale kaagoj ta khulei mon ta bhaalo hoye gelo. Maidan er racecourse er dike gaachhe basa bNedhechhe 20 ta shokun. Kotodin pore! kotto bochhor hoye gelo Kolkatar aakashe shokun er chhoRaano dana dekhini. aage dekhte petum, Jeeshu Khrishter moton duhaath chhoRiye uRchhe shokun, stragiht duto dana. chil er moton dheu khelaano naa, ekkebaare sojaa! maajhkhaane diclofenac poisoning e shesh hoye jete boechhilo ora. aabar firey aaschhe.

firey aaschhe Kolkata naamok ei banyapraanir swargorajye. abishwashyo laagchhe? chomkiyo naa bhoktogon, aamader ei concrete er jongol ta satyi-i ekta abhayaronyo; bishesh kore paakhider kaachhe. ekhaane chorashikaari’r utpaat kom, chhelepile ra gulti diye shikaar korenaa. taai boRo nishchinte Jadavpur e purono baaRir kotore baasa bNaadhe pNyacha, uttor Kolkatar ghulghuli te thaake benebou paakhi. chupchaap, kono shabdo naa kore Bhawanipur e chilekothaay dhyan kore chil.

Byaparta etoi abishwashyo, je aamar nijero abaak laage jakhan dekhi Rajarhat er dike jolaajomi te lombaa thyang fele hNaatchhe shamukkhol, podmo paatay paa fele waterwalk korchhe jolpipi! aar bhruu kNuchke taader shikaar kora jaay kinaa bhebe dekhchhe shikre baaj (peregrine falcon). ei jolaajomi tei aami nije dekhechhi bluethroat, bushlark. gaan shunechhi reed warbler er.

ki abaak kaando, naa? ei to IIM Jokar kaachhei ghure beRachchhe jolmurgi, baasa bNadhchhe baabui, shikaar korchhe black-shouldered kite. buzzard raao uRchhe kichhu ekta chhNow mere tule newaar aashay.

kintu kaaron ta ki? aamra je shohor taake bhaabi wild life er kaachhe eto boRo abhishaap, je shohor taa samasta sabuj dhwanso kore dichche, se ki kore etogulo rare ebong endangered praani ke support kore? uttor ta khub simple bhaailog. karon shohor ta aaar kichhui naa, ekta concrete er jongol.YESS, oi katha taa mark koro, JONGOL. hok naa concrete er, taate ki?

uNchu uNchu baaRi’r 14 tolaar baranda gulo to shikre baaj der vantage point, jekhaane bose ora nojor raakhe nicher paayra der dike- shikaar. gola paayra gulo bongshobriddhi kore ghulghulite, thik jeno paahaRer khNaaj. pNyacha ra baasa bNaadhe gaachher kotore. abhaabe purono bondho ghore. aar tader to khawar chintaai nei, shohore iNdurer abhaab? billboard er iron-joint gulo chileraa kaaje laagay gaachher daler moton, baasa bNaadhbe bole. shokh kore tob-e lagano phoolgaach gulor modhu khete aase moutusi. baRir faatole gojaano ashwoth gaachher pata juRe baasa baniye fele tuntuni, aar mukh bhengchaay baaRir beRaal taake, “kire, dhorte paarli naa to?”

ei post ta likhte likhte shunte pachchhi doyel er shish. bulbulir kichirmichir cholchhilo ektu aage. aar ek shaala kokil aachhe. se haramjada taa roj thik saatsakaale aamar baaRir carnish e bose “kuu ku-uu kuu-uu-huu” kore aamar ghum ta bhangabe! kodin aage jakhan matha gorom kore chaakri baakri chheRe diye baaRi bosechhilum, takha dekhtum duto ghughu ke. Mr. & Mrs. ghughu- aamader baaRir chhade aasto ni:jhum dupure. aami chaal ditum. besh bondhuttwo hoye giyechhilo. aarekjoner sange aamar ektu dosti aachhe. ekta khonjon paakhi. se aabar foreigner. Zingiz Khan er desh Mongolia theke aase, proti sheet e. aamader chhotto bagan taay ghurghur kore poka khaay. aar sarabochhor thaake kaththokraa, finge paakhi, chhatare, kaajolpaakhi, mohonchuuRa (hoopoe) aar go-bok eraa; kaak-choRui-shaalik der sange mile mishey.

Rabindra Sarobar, Subhash Sarobar, Alipore er horticulture garden, chiRiyakhana, to pakhider raajottwo! bypass er dhaarer bheRigulote paankouRi, maachhranga aar snake bird der haameshaai dekhaa jaay.

photo: ArnabChat

taai to boli, oraa chhilo, oraa aache, oraa thaakbe. ei paakhider swargoraajye. Ke jeno bolechhilo, Kolkata kaauke firiye dey naa. satyi-i taai. sabaai aachhe, shudhu dekhar jonye chokh chaai. aar chaai ektu kom pollution, taahole aaro aneke aasbe.

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