Little Brown Birds

Y’all do know how hard it is to get a good pic of a bird at a birdfeeder even when it is less than two feet away from you on the other side of a window, roight? Especially with an iPhone although I find the camera to be good in general. But I didn’t really try.

What kind of bird is it? Why, it is obviously a Little Brown Bird 🤣🤣🤣 Roight? Wren? Sparrow? I do not know. I was just happy to see visitors at the feeder. After some early action, I haven’t been seeing many birds at all. I’m not sure what it takes for them to discover and become regular visitors at a feeder. I did see a chickadee (a bird I CAN recognize) once or twice today but could not get a pic.

In other positive nature news… One of the beach urchins always sends me a small vase of flowers for my bday. This is a welcome bit of color in the middle of January. This year’s flowers came in a package that included a wee bit of chocolate and… A live plant… Well, as some people know, I am death to plants. House, garden, everything but weeds (and we’ll talk about the definition of a weed some other time).

My face must have shown some sign of distress because the beach urchin offered to adopt my new houseplant. I said something like, “Lemme keep it around just for a bit and we’ll see how it does.” So I put it on the ledge by the window next to teleCubelandia (below where the bird feeder is). Two days ago I noticed it looked a little wilted. Sigh. I’m doing it again. But then. Hmmm… My water glass is right here… I tipped a wee bit of water into my new plant and lo and behold, a few hours later she was all perked up and happy. I will keep trying with my new little plant 🧡🧡🧡

2 Responses to “Little Brown Birds”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I always do the wrong thing with houseplants–too little/too much sun, too little/too much water. I would like that chocolate though! Your little brown bird reminds me of an exchange from one of the All Creatures Great and Small books when a rather pretentious client is haranguing Dr. Herriot to tell her the breed of her dog; he finally says, “It’s a wee brun dug.”

  2. Pam J. Says:

    Those little brown ones are hard to tell apart, I know. Mostly I get house or black-throated sparrows at my feeder. The tail on that bird silhouette looks a little long to be a sparrow or wren (or finch or warbler) but who knows. Did you fill the feeder with black sunflower seeds or a general wild bird seed mix?