A Conversation for Flock in a Tree

That could have been photographed in my neighborhood

Post 1

paulh. I write captions for pictures of cats. The shame! The shame!

I've often thought that the birds in my area operate under the assumption that we are running a bird sanctuary. There are so many berries and rosehips and grapes growing here that the birds cold get fat just by eating them, but we also have people who keep their bird-feeders full.

I'm too lazy to have a bird feeder, but my sunflowers and Echinacea come up every year and make lots of seeds. Any birds who are willing to feed themselves will be well-fed. smiley - smiley

Speaking of the photo itself, I have sometimes watched the way birds fly, single file, between one tree and another. They are clearly organized in some way. Are they plotting against us, or against our cats? smiley - bigeyes


That could have been photographed in my neighborhood

Post 2

Caiman raptor elk - Infinity lies outside the box

I see entropy at work here.

Apparently sparrows have a sense of personal space as well. This seems logical for a species relying on flapping limbs about for survival.

Our garden also acts as a sparrow sanctuary. Lots of places to hide, breed and feed.


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Post 3

Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - rofl Spread out for yoga....

We get lots of sparrows, too. They're a friendly kind of bird.


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Post 4

paulh. I write captions for pictures of cats. The shame! The shame!

Many decades ago in China, it was decided that sparrows were too bourgeois, so they had to be killed. Probably they were suspected of eating too much of the grain crop. Whatever.


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Post 5

Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

smiley - sadface poor sparrows


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Post 6

Dmitri Gheorgheni

I'm with Tav. smiley - hug Sparrows are lovely birds.


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Post 7

Caiman raptor elk - Infinity lies outside the box

Used to have a sparrow's nest in the wall cavity, just two feet from my bed (head side). They provided quite an accurate alarm clock in spring. There are worse sounds to be woken up by.


That could have been photographed in my neighborhood

Post 8

Dmitri Gheorgheni

Yes - I much prefer them to the local firehouse siren. smiley - smiley


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Post 9

paulh. I write captions for pictures of cats. The shame! The shame!

Ironically, sparrows are doing better now in China than they are in England.

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/naturestudies/nature-studies-by-michael-mccarthy-the-sparrow-that-survived-maos-purge-2068993.html

For the record, there used to be a sparrow nest on the underside of my porch roof


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Post 10

Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

I remember in our first apartment under the roof we had a raven for a while that would wake us at sunrise by loudly clattering on the roof and making raven sounds. smiley - groan


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Post 11

paulh. I write captions for pictures of cats. The shame! The shame!

Was there an abattoir nearby? Ravens are notable for being first on the scene when an animal. dies. smiley - bigeyes


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Post 12

Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

They had their nests in the large trees at the other side of the street.


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Post 13

paulh. I write captions for pictures of cats. The shame! The shame!

smiley - evilgrin


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