Sparrows

I’d never much considered the fact that there must be different kind of sparrows beyond house sparrow, though I knew they weren’t native, I didn’t quite know what kinds of other sparrows were around. I’ve become rather fond of native sparrows. The pink bill of a field sparrow still makes me smile. I rejoiced at […]

Spring Fever

The world is bursting at the seams with birdsong. Swirling in my run-of-the-mill anxiety, it was a relief to go outside into the greenery. I was caught inside my own head, frenetically (but efficiently!) darting from place to place within the house – washing dishes, refreshing sourdough starter, filling the bird feeder, making hummingbird nectar,  folding laundry, […]

Can a Bird do that?

I think I’m being pranked. Yet another thing that humans had reserved for themselves – intentional use of fire, seems to be falling by the wayside. Black kites and brown falcons in Australia have been documented dropping burning twigs in areas outside of the fire’s reach in order to flush out tasty bits of protein-lizards, […]