Friday, July 18, 2014


Last year I wrote about the return of a very common bird to our garden, the sparrow.  I now have even better news to announce:  Because of diligent and non-stop feeding and organic grooviness I now have a full FLOCK of sparrows in the garden!

Sparrows  (not my photo)
There have been a number of fledglings over the last two weeks.  It has been fun watching the adults feed the little ones.  Yesterday, I counted twelve sparrows in the vegetable patch at one time.  I am counting that as an actual flock!  I'll keep feeding them in the hope that they continue to thrive and breed.

The common house sparrow population has been decimated by disease and new farming practices and chemicals.  We had not seen one here at the house in well over 19 years.
visiting Jay
The jay returned for a couple of weeks in June.  That was a special treat.  The red squirrels continue to visit daily.
Female squirrel peanut acrobatics
Eating peanuts upside down is their special skill.