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Friday, September 25, 2009

Small birds flew

One of my favorite late summer occurrences is when the new sparrows have fledged and now travel in clusters of family and friends [am I anthropomorphising again?]. They are always eating on the ground or perched in trees in ten or twenty at a time. There is something so precious and communal about this ordinary behavior that gives me a certain feeling of security. That all's right with the world, even if it really isn't. Anyway, I caught these guys on a lovely bird bath recently. The photo is worth enlarging to see those down inside too.

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Last night as I floated above the treetops
Clouds were forming to the north
Grace gazed at the river’s edge
Shaking out her skirt, small birds flew
And with their beaks wrote new chapters
From the ink the river spilled under the stars
....more

10 comments:

JD and Max said...

Cute photo - we'd woof at them we're afraid, we just can't seem to stop ourselves when birds are around....! Hey, can we also just say that we LOVE your header title and photo. Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Diane said...

i would love to have a birdbath in my yard. we really enjoy watching the bird visitors that we do get (and squirrels too) out our window at breakfast time!

Snap said...

Oh,yes. The sparrows and we have doves ... families of them ... it is wonderful. Love this post!

Tom said...

We see so few sparrows now a days... at one time I would see many in our garden... now weeks could pass before I see a glimps of one.

i beati said...

The temp has not moved in this part of Fla for 5 months. I want a small dip in temp..sk

magiceye said...

picture perfect!

Carletta said...

When I see clusters of birds I always wonder what they're talking about - the best bath is at the Jones', the best seed at the Smith's....:)
Great shot!

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Joy said...

Great photo!

Daryl said...

Lovely photo ... you mean critters don't think? I always think they do

inlandempiregirl said...

You always catch such fine photos of birds. Thanks for sharing.