Tuesday, March 2, 2010
But even after learning about all these knew fascinating colorful birds I forgot something. It was those little brown birds that I knew so well. I completely ignored them, thinking they were dull and boring. But a short time ago I began to notice them again. I realized that these little birds were just as much ofa part of nature as any other animal.
One of the differences is that the house sparrows can be found here in Michigan all year round, while field sparrows are known to migrate south when it gets cold. Since it's February I'm guessing the birds in my pictures are indeed house sparrows. The tip off that they are sparrows at all are their short little beaks.
I'm actually finding quite a few birds flying around my house right now. I don't usually take pictures here, because I do most of my nature watching on the hiking trails, but I couldn't resist so many frequent flocks of birds that are coming around. Plus I've been learning to sometimes look a little closer to home from some of you valuable readers.
And finally, yesterday I posted some pictures of a woodpecker. Some of you were wondering what kind it was. The fact that I neglected to fully identify it was a huge mistake on my part. The bird is a downy woodpecker. There is a huge population of them around here. I fully meant to identify the bird yesterday, but my writing got away from me. By the time I was finished with the story I thought I had mentioned the name of the bird.
That's it for today. I've had little time in the past few days, but I hope to have more later today. I'll try to make time to be on here a little more later in the afternoon so I can read your blogs. It always brightens my mood when I'm able to read yours.