Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A Bird in the Hand is Worth...

...how many in the bush?

(click on photo to enlarge)

My apologies to my neighbor, who may have thought I was trying to be a Peeping Thomasina, but this was the only angle from which I could capture these birds. I had to stand inside my den and peer through a (really needs to be cleaned) glass door to take this photo. Underneath the scraggly vine is a small 'trash tree' that needs to come down. While it's ugly, the small birds found it the perfect perching place. At one time, I counted 22 birds on the vines.


I believe these to be sparrows of some sort, but they haven't been around all summer, having just arrived in my yard since it has turned cooler. They have a sweet, brief chirruping song, and they talk to each other a lot.


It's a real pleasure to have them here, for however long they may stay.

14 comments:

Snap said...

Great photo, Pat or Thomasina! ;D

I could watch and listen all day to the birds. This was just great.

Hilary said...

Lovely. I love how they form an arch by perching on that stray wisp.

Jackie said...

It's a bird arch!! A living breathing bird arch! How wonderful that you were able to get that in a photo!
Smiles,
Jackie

Diana said...

Oh how sweet Pat. We have a lot of little birds that love our driveway.My husband says they are chickadees! I have no idea but they are so cute! Nice picture Pat!
Love Di

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Pat, Isn't it strange that birds seem to flock to dead trees or limbs??? That's why they tell us not to cut dead limbs or trees...

I don't know what you have --but you do have plenty of them. Maybe they are migrating south for the winter....???

They are cute---and I'm sure you love hearing them sing/talk.

Hugs,
Betsy

Wanda said...

The birds did make a nice looking photo Pat...makes you not want to remove the trash tree in the vine I bet!

I smiled while reading because I call certain trees here trash trees!

Snowbrush said...

If your neighbor is a paranoid schizophrenic, you could have a problem. Otherwise, she probably knew what you were photographing.

Peter said...

Lovely photo Pat. Something along those lines would make a challenging jigsaw puzzle! I like sparrows (they were sparrows weren't they?), such cheery company in the garden. Ginger, our cat, also likes sparrows, but for other reasons!

Arkansas Patti said...

Ah, sure your were taking the birds pictures? Got a chuckle out of that.
Seriously they are so cute clumped together. I agree with Betsy in that the "trash trees" have a wonderful purpose.

NitWit1 said...

That is a lot of birds. I did not realize how much I missed the birds (and butterflies) until we lost so many trees in the ice storm .

I never feed them, as I believe we sometimes destroy the balance of Nature, which at sometimes is cruel.

But I enjoy them.

Moannie said...

Pat, that is a truly magnificent picture. I enlarged it and they all look as if they are having the most engrossing conversation. Probably telling the one in the middle to smarten himself up because there is a strange person trying to take their picture.
I love it.

Suldog said...

I love waking up to the sound of birds singing. We have trees full of them. Just lovely.

Patty said...

We've been having some small birds land on this tall ornamental grass we have planted. And then they proceed to go to the top where the seeds are located, when enough of them get on it at one time, it bends down and almost touches the ground. Looks kind of funny, but they hang on and keep eating.Nothing like being entertained while you eat. LOL

Corinne Rodrigues said...

Hi Pat - No sound more beautiful than that of little birds chirping away....I could listen all day!
C