Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

November 4, 2014

The House Sparrow

The sparrows have found the bird feeder so I imagine that shortly I will be over run with them. As they are so common, I never really looked closely at them before. I was amazed at the detail which you don't normally see.

 For some reason, there are about 20 that are in love with the bird houses. They are trying to get in but the hole size is for tree swallows and these are just too round to get in.
 Is this desire to "nest" at this time a sign of a super cold winter or? I do not plan to enlarge the holes since the Tree swallows are much more desirable.
 Nope, no matter how hard you try, you are too circumferentially challenged to fit in!
 The stink eye will not work either. No bigger hole!
The Bohemian Wax Wings are still hanging around, but don't appear to be interested in the feeder, yet.
I knew that the House Sparrow was introduced to North America, but did not realize it was in the 1850's  in Brooklyn, and reached Alberta in 1898. (Birds of Alberta..Chris Fisher, John Acorn)


Montanagirl said...

Great post! And I love the Waxwings.

Terri said...

They are very cute little birds, but they fill up my purple martin boxes to the brim, and I have to constantly run them off.

Michelle said...

I do like those Waxwings.

Bethany Carson said...

Very nice shots of the sparrows and waxwings!

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Woo so very nice