I receive frequent visits from welcome but unexpected guests:
sparrows who fly in from the yard.
Like most Indian homes, during daylight hours I usually keep the yard gates closed but the house doors wide open.
The birds would previously fly in and out through the ventilation gaps in our coving.
But, since moving in, I have had these gaps meshed, to keep the mosquitoes out.
The birds, like everyone else, now have to use the main doors,
though they still check-out their old access-points.