Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Another Sparrow

Goliath snagged another sparrow over the weekend. Not much to write about, one slip, one bird. I thought I had the camera on the picture setting but ended up taking a little video instead. The subsequent pics I took didn't turn out too hot so I'll just include the video here:

Apparently a lady that feeds the sparrows (in a Walmart parking lot??) saw the catch and she was none too happy with our shenanigans. First time I've ever had a negative encounter! I know those types are out there but I've been lucky to avoid them thus far. She may think sparrows are cute but they can be nasty little critters that harm native bird populations. I wasn't going to argue though. She said it was "sickening to watch a bird prey on her sparrows", I said, "You know this happens every day in the wild, right?"

"I know, but it's sickening."


And I left. She feeds "her" birds, I feed mine. This is how things work. :-P


Doug said...

Congrats on the sparrow - It is always amazing how some people have such a blind spot for the predator prey relationship and how it has as much a place (actually more of a place) then peoples weird animal love.

Albert A Rasch said...

Amazing isn't it that folks just don't see the interdependence. Nice work though!

Happy Holidays!
Best Regards,
Albert A Rasch
In Afghanistan™

Jessie Eyre said...

I'm laughing so hard. And the whole time I'm laughing I'm hearing David Cook's rendition of LITTLE SPARROW (Originally Dolly Parton) in the background. Youtube it....its an awesome song.