December 23, 2016

Post-Equinox Sparrow Report 2016/17 Season

Filed under: Uncategorized — oversion @ 2:19 pm


It’s been a spectacular year for the little dudes.
They’ve faced their losses, great leaders have fallen,
leaving their greybeard tufts fluffing in the breeze
after battles with the starlings, but to a good cause.
They are many, and they are strong. They are expanding.


My persistence with the wild bird seed and careful navigation of their situation
has them flourishing. In a new development for the group in the shipping yard
little mobs from further away have been joining them, and they’ve been getting along.
It’s a nice change.

And I think it’s benefitting them. They disappear for lengths of the day
joining the other sparrows in their areas. The diversification of options will help.
There’s more hunter birds in the area this time of year. There was one I thought
was a dove til it flew. Another one suddenly took off when they discovered it
right where the group was festively dining.


In the extreme cold they become all bird bone and steel
and shrink themselves weightless expending little;
but they like regular cold weather, it gives them a zing,
and they have fantastic days.



1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for the photos. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you!

    Comment by Rosalba — December 24, 2016 @ 1:16 am

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