Friday, February 17, 2006

Friday Sparrow Blogging

In honor of the Great Backyard Bird Count that begins today, I am devoting this week's Friday picture post to feeder birds. Since I live on the third floor of an apartment, I do not have a true backyard. But I do have a roof right outside my window where birds sometimes congregate, especially when I throw out some sunflower seeds.

Following the weekend snowstorm, I threw out some seeds on the roof to see what would come. As usual, I got a lot of house sparrows.

Here is one taking off.

A little while later, they were joined - and then pushed out - by a small group of European starlings.

Some more birds and other creatures at the Friday Ark.

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Also, remember that this weekend is the Great Backyard Bird Count.