I work a lot from home and my desk sits next to a window looking into the back yard. Sometimes it gets a little stuffy, so my wife is always telling me to “open the window!” and when I do, i’m often welcomed by the singing of the birds in the back yard. Today I took a little more notice and found 6-7 of the same type of bird munching through the debris of a recent garden cleanup.
These little fella’s were having a great time and because I do not have a single ornithological bone in me, I have not a clue what type of bird they are. I could spend a few hours searching on the internet, but then I realized part of the point of this blog is to engage with the community. So anyone a clue as to what this little bird is? This might just spurn the building of a bird feeder so my son’s can enjoy a few of natures little creations.
[Update] Well within an hour we already have our answer. A late night blog follower has informed me that the bird is a white crowned sparrow. According to allaboutbirds.org they are common in our gardens for this time of year and they can be coaxed into the open with backyard feeders. Coax I may well do over the coming weeks!