The Birds

 
This is the view from our bedroom window. That’s a fairly large piece of driftwood in the flower bed. And for some reason, on one particular evening last week, the sparrows were congregating on that driftwood.

They were actually fighting for a spot to land.

I couldn’t help but wonder what the blackbird’s role was in all of this. Was he wondering what in the world they were doing? Trying to figure out how to secure a spot for himself? Laughing at them?

I love this next photo. Check out the two birds on the right. What’s going on there?  A little kiss? A little close conversation?

Finally, they decided that they should all just get along.

There’s a lesson to be learned here.

14 responses to “The Birds

  1. Very interesting…but so cute!

  2. they are so sweet! i was wondering if they were recent fledglings all congregating as they learned what to do in the outside world. but there’s a lot of them there!

  3. It looks like house finches to me, but I’m puzzled as to there not being males in that large a flock (which would have some red feathering). When magnified, a couple looked like there might be another shade of color, and I wondered if due to the lighting, that the camera didn’t pick it up. We had close to 30 one summer that would line up at the feeders.

  4. There’s always something going on at your house!! Maybe they were on look-out for Groom Swan since he hasn’t made an appearance on your blog for a while!

  5. Aw, sweetie tweeties. What a fabulous flock of birds.
    It’s always a joy to see your photos and hear about what’s going on at your home. 🙂

  6. Nice bedroom window view!

  7. I love bird watching — birds have so much personality, and their little lives are so busy with all the group stuff happening. thanks for sharing!

  8. Looks like the place to be … maybe they like the way the driftwood feels on their feet ???

  9. Perhaps they were migrating to a more favorabale temperature and had stopped to rest? We have birds stop in now and then before moving on. For instance, purple martins come here to raise their young, then move out when the babies hatch and the temperature gets hotter.

  10. Every one of these pictures made me smile. How fun to be able to watch them all!

  11. I do think those birds are kissing. Great shots!

  12. I love these pictures. Nature is always fascinating. I am glad you were there to capture them these photos. Kinda looks like a bird family reunion!
    Carolyn

  13. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Maybe they were on a day trip and stopped for arest 🙂

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