Monday, October 25, 2010

Hooray, first bird I've seen

...on the new feeder! He was gone before I could sketch him, but happily everything else stayed the same. Pretty sure it was an English sparrow, but I was just glad to see anything find it!

English Sparrows were first introduced into this country in the middle of the 19th Century when they were released in Central Park...and BOY did they adapt and spread!  Now, they're also known as House Sparrows, so ubiquitous are they.


  1. If the sparrows have found it the other birds will come soon, too!!

  2. Fall swings in and out so rapidly. Our leaves here (TN) have turned brilliant in the last week and just as quickly, the wind is sweeping them away.

    I know that searching feeling, as you put out a new feeder and wait for the first arrivals. Love your spontaneous sketchbook pages.

  3. MaryO, that's what I thought, too...and Vickie, the same is happening here, very windy the last couple of days...

    And thank you!

  4. Kate, Mary is right. Once the sparrows find a feeder the rest will follow.
    You are going to have so much fun.

  5. And lots more today! A pair of cardinals, 2-3 titmice, and a flock of sparrows of various types...

  6. It's so much fun to see the birds as they start coming. First one or two, then a trickle of new birds, then suddenly they are like comfortable, old friends.

    I love your journal entry. You always have such an inviting page layout that inspires me to do more journaling.

  7. Oh, they're very quick to spot a new restaurant Kate! It's wonderful having it just outside your window! And your page looks gorgeous!


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