Thursday, August 23, 2018
Sparrows on the Bird Bath
We have a lively collection of sparrows here. They make their home in one of our bushes on the side of our house and several times a day visit the bird bath in back. They drink and bathe and fight and fly back and forth until all their needs are satisfied.
I’ve counted as many as a dozen sparrows on the bath at the same time. They flapped on and off in a flutter of feathers. When there was room, it looked as if one of them was swimming across the water!
Sparrows may be small but they have a lot of energy. Sometimes I see them having a lively conversation on the slanty part of our roof above their bush. They have been known to yell at me as I pull my car onto the driveway and disturb their private together time.
It’s interesting to observe nature’s creatures. We can see relationships, both friendly and not. We can watch them solve problems and sometimes create them. There are many behaviors that are reminders of our own people interactions. I wonder if they watch us and think the same things.
Lots to know about house sparrows: