Watching the birds eat from the shelf outside our window has been one of the most enjoyable new mealtime activities of the year. We've had all kinds of guests -from the humble sparrow, pictured above, to nuthatches, titmouses (or is it titmice?), red-bellied woodpeckers, cardinals, bluejays and more.
A week or so ago I took a special picture for my friend, and fellow illustrator Ted Schluenderfritz. Ted's online portfolio is at 5 sparrows.com (go look at his art!) and here are 5 sparrows all crowded around our window: