The praying mantis had been on the rail for some time when the sparrows arrived. I feared for its chances, but it remained very still and the sparrows never seemed to notice it, even though they hung around for a while.
Tag Archives: Sparrows
A bit of a dust up
These House Sparrows enthusiastically embraced a dust bath. They’d just hopped over from a wash in a puddle, which they shared with a couple of African Silverbills. Even there, they got engaged in a tussle, all in good fun I expect.
Bottlebrush flower and House Sparrow
I was surprised to see this House Sparrow feeding on this bottlebrush flower. I usually see them snapping up fallen food at outdoor restaurants or squabbling over bird seed thrown out by sympathizers.
Infinity bird bath
Infinity pools are nice for people, but they make great birdbaths, too.
Java sparrows in a plumeria
This pair of Java sparrows was easy to see flitting about in the bare branches of a plumeria tree. Plumerias start out this way before flowers bud and bloom. Leaves are the last to show.
Java sparrows are a favorite of mine, for their perky nature, bold marking, and those pink legs and beak.
Posted in response to Becky’s October Squares challenge theme of ‘Past Squares – In the Pink.’ See more responses here.
A sparrow in a palm tree
It’s not a partridge in a pear tree, but I like the lines and patterns that palm fronds make and this little sparrow gives them a bit of scale.
A java sparrow checks out its surroundings as it clings to the top of a twig.
Posted in response to Becky’s April Squares challenge theme of ‘Top.’ See more responses here.
I watched this house sparrow hopping around on a lanai. The light gave the whole image an interesting metallic effect.