January 16, 2011

Sparrows From Another Dimension

Filed under: animals,birds,nature,observations — Penrod @ 9:41 PM

In a downtown area, or almost anywhere, it amazes me just how many sparrows share our living spaces. They are on the sidewalks, pecking at real or imagined jots of whatever. They will crane their necks to get a good look, as they watch us approach.  They then bop out of our way only just until we pass by.  Then they are almost instantly back again – going about business as usual.

I wonder just how many people don’t even know they are there?  They are everywhere. Look towards those awnings above, say, a produce store.  Without a doubt, there are always some sparrows up there, peering down for any opportunity of a scrap.

A favorite short-term perch of city sparrows is any chain link fence – one bird per frame, facing into the wind.  They are able to sit quietly, if only for a moment,  since they are perpetually excited.  There, each will watch every single move that another bird makes.  To me, sparrows seem just damned happy all the time.  They are naturally high on life – and cute as a button 🙂

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