Tuesday, 16 June 2009


Years ago I would have never imagined getting excited over .... sparrows. When was young there were loads in our garden, annoying my parents as they dust bathed among the veggies and flowers. During the first few years we lived here although we didn't get birds in the garden we could watch the sparrows in the hedge opposite the bus stop. Usually too many to count, a couple of years ago the council massacred the hedge which bordered the windows of some flats and the sparrows their safe haven gone went as well.

Since having feeders in our yard we have attracted a few back but not very many. Over the country as a whole sparrows are in serious decline. So you can imagine how exciting this was. Little fledglings sunnythemselves on a quiet Sunday afternoon.

The one on the wall was fed a treat by a parent bird and the one on the ground (who is quite hard to see in the photo) was basking. At one point I got a bit worried as you could see him breathing quite fast. But he was pecking at some fallen seeds. When I gentle opened the back door he just flew to the bench. I think it's him on the feeding cage.

The irises look lovely now. We sent for them from the newspaper for the price of the postage

I particularly like the brownish yellow ones. I have no idea what this purple plant is it grows on long spikes and has small pointed leaves

I rather like it and new bits keep popping up.

I have got an update of Ye Olde Chocolate Shoppe not too much left now to do

I have not had a good week sewing-wise. My inspiration seems on the wane. I must point you in the direct of this
Scroll down to see. Terri I love it.

Thanks for the comments last time


Sally said...

I love watching the birds in the garden. We have quite a few sparrows in ours and they are so comical at times. I love the blackbirds too. Unfortunately we have a dirty great big crow that comes in when I put bread out and he scares them all away. He's a greedy beggar and grabs as much bread as he can carry in his beak!

Nice progress on the LHN.

Anonymous said...

I love the little sparrows and your flowers. We have a pigeon that's nesting in our neighbor's drain spout for the second year in a row. We won't be here when the chicks hatch for the second year in a row. We're bummed.

Keep plugging away on Chocolate Shoppe, you're doing great!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Its lovely to see little birds coming back into the garden. We had lots of tree sparrows this year. Sadly no blackbird fledglings this year. I think the magpies got them.

WendyCarole said...
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WendyCarole said...

we haven't seen any blackbird fledglings either and we too have magpies flying around causing havoc.

Angie in TO said...

We love watching the sparrows hot around the garden and have sand baths as well, quite enjoyable to watch! Your flowers are lovely. :)

Lyn said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment, Just popped on to the computer to read my emails but can't resist checking my blog. Will settle down later and read some more of your blog.
PS just re-read the above-how many times can you put the word BLOG into a comment!