Monday, September 6, 2010

Macro Monday - Clean Up Crew

A couple of weeks ago, we began to notice that the same little bird was hanging around.  We leave the top half of a dutch door open on either side of the barn for ventilation.  We regularly have birds swoop in and out but this one seemed to be sticking around.  I think it's a young female sparrow and may have been a fledgling or fallen out of a nest when we first noticed her.  She can fly but only flies for a short distance - enough to get out of the barn.  She will come into the stall where Rosie eats and wait for Rosie to be finished.  Then the clean up begins.  She starts to pick through whatever crumbs Rosie has left behind.  Since she doesn't bother us or the horses and seems to not be afraid of people, we leave her alone.  She will walk right up to your shoe.  She also makes a visit to the pasture to clean up the crumbs from the rest of the herd.

Enjoying a half eaten alfalfa cube

Cleaning up grain crumbs

Watching Rosie
She walked between Rosie's legs

More grain crumbs

In the afternoon sun

Checking out the funny lady with the camera.


Anonymous said...

that's so cute, the last photo is perfection! i love it!

Anonymous said...

that's so cute, the last photo is perfection! i love it!

lisa said...

You did great! Pretty amazing on how close you took the picture!

Ed said...

Very nice, he did'nt seem too afraid..:-)

Brenda said...

not afraid at all! Those are great shots!

Intense Guy said...

I hope the bird is okay and manages the winter. Seems to be getting some fans! :)

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