Yes, Yes I know. Definitely not Sparrows in the picture. But, I have a plan.
A long time, well about 2 -3 months ago, I put a bird feeder on the edge of the patio. the intention was to attract the sparrows. Have they responded by consuming the very nice seed I loaded the feeder with? No, of course not.
Last week I acquired another bird table. It’s sited about a foot away from the bird feeder. I wanted not only the sparrows, but the robin and a blackbird who is a regular visitor to our fence, but not really our garden. The robin has deigned to sit on the roof of the new bird table, but I guess a little nervous about using it. No sign of the Sparrows.
Until today that is. Yes, three of the little so and so’s. And where do you think they were? Nope, not the bird table, the bird feeder!! A station that I have seen no birds go anywhere near since its installation!
But, for a brief period, we had sparrows in the garden! Sorry about all the exclamation marks, but I’m quite excited about it. Tomorrow, I will refresh the seed in the bird feeder, and makes sure both bird tables are well stocked. The main table continues to attract a good selection, of which I am immensely pleased.