A Little Sparrow Up Close

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Our outdoor space has been atwitter these days. Based on the level of chirping, there is no doubt that there are nests filled with baby birds all around us.

I am quite certain that one such nest, that of some sparrows, is tucked safely somewhere in the streetlamp pole that is in front of our place. The last photo is of that spot, being guarded by a male. Although he was quiet, the sound coming from his roost was quite busy indeed. There must have been some babies in there somewhere.

Since I am no expert I can’t say exactly what this sparrow is but I think it is a young one. And because it is more of a buff colour than brown and black, I am pretty sure it is a female, but she could also be a baby ‘he’. No matter what, I so enjoyed watching this little sparrow feed in a maple tree, and I hope you do too.

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As I get this post ready to go, I suddenly remembered my dream from last night. I was standing with my finger stretched out to a bird in a tree and it came down and perched on it. Then more of them came and landed on my head and shoulders and all around me, until I was surrounded by a flock. They weren’t real birds but rather cartoon bluebirds like those in many Disney movies, particularly Snow White. Nick was nearby with my camera and took pictures. I was smiling and very happy to have those birds on me, while in real life I would probably be horrified.

Thanks for taking a look,
xo loulou

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