The trees in our backyard provide plenty of shade and shelter…for the birds as well as for me, as I park myself on the patio with my camera. I have spent many hours out there this summer, accompanied by the blue birds, house sparrows, bumble bees (If that’s not the right name for the species of busy, buzzy bee pictured in this blog post, please correct me), and many other birds. Of the many visitors, the house sparrows are
probably definitely my least favorite. Although I am struggling, yes, I actually said struggling, to develop a better attitude toward them, I haven’t made much progress. There are far too many house sparrows, and although I appreciate most birds, I’ve yet to discover the charm of the house sparrows. They tend to take over the nesting boxes, and my antipathy toward them goes back a couple of years when I discovered that they had destroyed the bluebird eggs I was hoping would hatch and provide some juvenile bird entertainment. The only positive thing I will say about house sparrows is that they pose nicely for pictures!
And finally, to end this post, some birdbath entertainment by the American robin!
. Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed your visit.
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Wonderful backyard pictures!!!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I am happy to hear from you.
How wonderful to have a comfortable place at home to watch the birds. Fun sequence of the robin taking a bath.
Hi Laurie. I’m happy the robin entertained you. His joyful gyrations and funny faces made me smile, and I hoped they would do the same for others.
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