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Weeds in the Garden

sparrow eating grass seed
sparrow eating grass seed

Dinner for a migrating song sparrow.

Weeds to some, but not to me, nor this song sparrow—that’s green foxtail grass, or kitten tail as I call it since it resembles a happy kitten’s tail to me, a pesty non-native invasive but a welcome dinner for a migrating bird, and very beautiful to look at, spring, summer or winter. And what a handy perch is a tomato cage with three levels so the sparrow can nibble from several grasses in one stop. The evening was wearing on and the light was more dim than it appears, so the photo is a little blurry, but song sparrows, for all their stripes, are one of my favorite visiting birds.

song sparrow

Song Sparrow