Saturday, June 23, 2012

Lawn Order

It is interesting how many birds can be attracted to a suburban lawn space after the usual weekly ritual.  A simple lawn mowing is followed by all manner of birds alert to the stir-up of insects.  This House Finch was observed poking around a flower bed and seemed to be having a good hunt.   I also won the appreciation of some robins and towhees by weeding a future garden area.  I took a rake to the spot and turned up a good bit of soil.  Within minutes of my leaving: birds.  Other species I've seen probing newly cut areas are Chipping Sparrows, Northern Mockingbirds, Mourning Doves, and Common Grackles, and I am sure there are others.  That's lawn order for you!

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