Thursday, 31 July 2008

Smudge the amazing trapeze artist!

Meet Smudge......we've called her that as she has a smudgy mark on her chin. We think she's a young sparrow but.........she has an amazing trick.....

first she perches on this particular twig

but she can't quite reach the opening to the feeder so......

.....she bends right over and.......

whoooooops......she zips around and does a whole loop the loop getting a sunflower heart in her beak on the way!
What a clever little sprog! We watched her doing this about 20 times while having a coffee break the other day. Good entertainment! (-:

6 comments:

Mosura said...

She will be working off more calories than she eats :-)

Eve said...

That is so clever and funny!!! I hope Smudge sticks around a while!!!

Mary said...

Birds are so much fun to watch when they work so hard for their food! She is very clever!

Jenny said...

Hi Alan
Yes, not the best survival strategy in the world ever! Fun to watch though.

Eve, we hope she does too. She's quite distinctive with that mark under her chin, so we should be able to keep an eye on her.

Hi Mary, I love to watch behaviour in birds particularly.

Adrian said...

Hello Wren

Trust you to get the performing sparrow in your garden - we don't seem to get that sort of thing here! Just the flaming squirrels doing their acrobatics and scoffing all the bird food! )-:

See you soon, Adgi

Roy Norris said...

Clever 'Sorts', these Somerset Sparrows!!!