Monday, February 21, 2011

Sparrow Cafe

These cheerful, resourceful, little sparrows hang around the bird feeder in the back yard. It's a small, enclosed space. The big birds don't come around, so the little ones have taken over. Sparrows and chickadees, mostly, with a few nuthatches. Occasionally, a family of Grey Partridge shows up.
The other day we noticed that the large white rabbit, the model for the previous post on the Year of the Rabbit, was also back there.  It was eating the corn that is too big for the little birds to eat.  Nice how they all share. The good news that the rabbit had to share was that its ears are turning from white to brown.  That means spring is just around the corner!  That's welcome news.  The sparrows were all gossipy about it.

10 comments:

Sandy in Michigan said...

I love your story about your backyard visitors, and your sketch is as cheerful as the subjects!

nanke's stuff said...

Yes, your little birds are very sweet, and I love that the rabbit's ears are turning brown .... yippee! nancy

Elza said...

You are a reader of nature. Happy sparrow drawing.

Cathy Holtom said...

A lovely happy drawing, well done!

Phil Davis said...

Nice sketch and nice story, great that the spring is coming!

Elena (Pelusa) said...

I love sparrows! Ther're sweet and funny, just like your sketch! Oh! And gossip too, of course :)

Kat Sloma said...

Very cute little sparrows! So glad I came by from CED. :)

meegan said...

very sweet. you've captured the liveliness of these little birds.

BarbaraB said...

Very nice little birds. You've captured their briskness.

Alex said...

These are lovely Cordelia =) enjoyed the story as well