Sunday, June 14, 2015


Spent time outside this morning watering etc. Ran a sprinkler close to one of the Andromedas so it was nice and drippy.I don't know what kind of bird it was. Hummer, bushtit, a finch or the like but that feather ball was having a fine old time fluttering around in the inside of that bush. Taking a shower, grabbing a little drink. Then it popped into the dogwood on the farside for a good fluffing and then off it went across the street.

Reminded me that while drip irrigation is a great tool, the nearest water is the river and that's six blocks away. We create deserts in our neighborhoods and then we wonder where the wild life went. This isn't the first time I've seen birds take advantage of the  sprinkler. The little ones do love to play in the water.

1 comment:

Lisa :-] said...

I have one little sparrow in my yard that I think was a water ouzel in his last life. Every time I water, he flits from bird bath to puddle to plant saucer, enjoying every drop of standing water he can get his feathers on. 😊