Male House Sparrow begging me for some of my lunch.
Watching birds eat from my new feeder reminds me of people eating at a drive thru. They fly up to the little perch, grab a wad of Bark Butter, and fly off. I’m becoming the neighborhood bird McDonalds.
This little House Sparrow checking around to make sure that no one notices it squeezing into the space between two boards under some eaves. I have no earthly idea how this bird is managing to grab onto a vertical wall. Kinda like a cat burglar.
Still winter when I took this photo. It makes it really clear why we have so many tiny brown birds in San Diego. The scrub brush becomes really bare during the winter so you end up with fields of sticks.
I don’t know if you’ve ever seen these trees that have tiny seed pods that look like little maces or not, but they were my favorite tree as a kid. I remember we would throw them at each other and they would stick to absolutely everything… your shirt, your backpack, your hair, anything. Everytime I see one, they make me smile.
I didn’t bother until now to look up to see what kind of tree makes these little seed pods. Apparently, it’s a Sweetgum Tree. Who knew?
Looks like this Lesser Goldfinch is enjoying the seed pods as much as I do!
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