Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The Common Sparrow. We have seemingly hundreds of these birds flitting about our place throughout the year. Every bush and bird feeder seems over run with these winged invaders! In the spring and well into the fall they try and fill all the birdhouses with grass and straw, and usually succeed. They are not bashful during mateing and nesting time. Nothing like being in the backyard with the G-Kids and having to have a Birds&Bees conversation started by this Ordinary Bird because of some game they decided to play!
I decided it might be time to take a closer look at this little common and overlooked creature. Caught this little bird as the sun was beginning to get low in the sky. The colors and markings on this avian friend seemed to come alive in the setting sun. All of a sudden, what was hardly noticed and thought to just be common, took on a whole new character in this light. This is not an Ordinary Bird! This is a Beautiful Bird!