Noon is always a busy time Chez Cyranny. But when it’s raining, it seems like the whole sparrow community agrees that it the place to be. (When I took the picture, there were about twenty more little fellows on the balcony itself)
I am kind of worried for my feathery friends.
We first hung the bird feeder at the beginning of April, mainly for Freja’s entertainment. I can’t believe it took me almost five months before finally wondering what all these birds did all day long.
Of course in springtime, they must be quite busy finding the perfect spot and nest building. Then there’s a certain time spent egg-watching. And babies hatch, and they need frequent feeding. Finally, teaching flying skill is obviously time consuming for a while.
Aside from food-seeking, what do birds have on their schedule? They don’t watch tv, or read books, and they definately don’t blog. They don’t go to the movies, or attend shows (then again, we don’t do that anymore either).
So what do they do, if we provide them with all the food they wish for? I am fearing one of two things; they might
- snack all day long, get really fat and lose the ability to fly. Or get stronger wings, and eat even more, and become extra large sparrows, cardinals and woodpeckers…
- or use all the extra time to plot some Machiavellian plan to take over the world. I’m thinking about a very Hitchcockesque finale.
Either way, it is scary.