A different chirp

Every morning when we open the door we are greeted by a friendly sparrow welcoming in the day. He flies away, sometimes across to next door’s fence or up on to our roof, but we believe there may be a nest under one of the edge tiles on our porch.  Not that we mind.
It’s comforting to hear him, and he sings practically all day.
On a few mornings coming back from walking the dog on my own, I have chatted to a crow that sits on our roof sometimes. He doesn’t say anything though and flies off when he’s good and ready.
We also have four pigeons now that visit our garden, chubby walking dinners if needs must, but a pleasing sight nonetheless.

Sitting here going through my reader, I could hear Mr Sparrow in the background then suddenly the song changed key.
I said to Hubby ‘That’s a different chirp’ and got up to investigate.
No pictures other than the internet for now, but we had four or five goldfinches on our fence posts and gate. In a flurry of wings, I think three flew into the garden, leaving two on the gate.
I got the camera, but the screen is up so I would have had to move it to one side, which would have scared them away anyway.
I am so pleased, as the little birds are finally coming into our garden which is a mass of colour thanks to our flower bed and home grown veg which is coming into its own now. We have seen a wren, blue tits, coal tits, our friendly supervising-while-Hubby-dug robin, a family of blackbirds, sparrows, starlings, and this past week a fieldfare, which like the blackbird, is a member of the thrush family.
Since the Ratilda episode, we haven’t put our feeder back up yet, but we’d disposed of the seed containers so would have to get some more now.
Wonderful.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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23 Responses to A different chirp

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    Wow, that’s amazing. They know they are welcome.

  2. Sadje says:

    Lots of feathered friends!

  3. I happen to think birds add so much to one’s garden! I have a family in my Rose of Sharon tree, and the tree is right outside my den, so I can sit and listen to bird song of an early morning. They’re out there right now arguing about something. My neighbors to the east have a literal ‘Garden of Eden’ in their backyard, so the bird population is widely varied and I see all sorts of birds. Some come visit my yard, but it’s pretty weak tea comparatively. I don’t know what the birds are who nested in my tree, but some species of wren I think or the obsequious ‘little brown bird’. The ‘bad’ ones (I hate ’em, Huny would chase them, and the boys are learning to chase them too..) are the magpies (the bullies of the bird world, at least these are), the crows and the ravens, who are all biggish birds and bully the little song birds. They also tend to leave large unsavory deposits all over everything, I even found a large splotch on my car once. That bird had some wicked diarrhea apparently. *ulp* Thanks for sharing your lovely birds with us! 😀

    • I love the birds Melanie (lots of posts in my blog). We put nesting boxes up in our bungalow and had 15 fledglings from No 1 Tit Terrace as we called it. We’ve shooed off magpies and jays to protect the little ones, and here we thwarted a sparrowhawk as it swept up a blackbird. We gave chase and the blackbird got away. I find it wonderful that such a small creature can create such a loud and beautiful song.

  4. scifihammy says:

    Goldfinches! 😀 You are so lucky. 😀

  5. Suri says:

    It’s sounds so wonderful! 💕

  6. jenanita01 says:

    We have been hearing a different chirp too, but so far not tracked the visitor down…

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