Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Saturday, 28 December 2013

One Little Sparrow sat on my shoe

tiny sparrow  a backward glance

tiny sparrow #2

 

tiny sparrow having a little resttiny sparrow #3 did you want to sit on my kneetiny sparrow  on my sneaker

This little birdie sat on the grass, then hopped to my waterproof rug, bright pink side up, fleecy and comforting. rested a while, hopped again, snuggled up by my knee, then sat on my sneaker. ( sorry about the dirty look, they are my gardening shoes!!) Shortly afterwards, he hopped back to the grass, and then went to a safe place under a tree with lots of low overhanging branches. I’m sure his Mum was near.

Quotation of the day, by James M Barrie

I'm youth, I'm joy,

I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.

Greetings from Jean

21 comments:

Linda said...

How beautiful, Jean, and what a blessing! Such a darling little bird.

Tanya said...

Another great set of pictures! You are getting to be quite the animal photographer! No animals come close enough to me for me to photograph them (except for cats.)

Nancy J said...

He/she was, Linda. But I was happy to see it hop away. Guess I was there for well over 30 minutes, maybe he thought I was the Mum!!! Cheers, Jean.

eileeninmd said...

Adorable baby sparrow, lovely photos.. Wishing you a very Happy Healthy New Year!

Georgia said...

What a sweetie.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Oh dear Jean ~ What a truly delightful post! Thank you for sharing.

Have a great weekend and a wonderful 2014 ~ FlowerLady

Our photos said...

The little bird is so lovely!

TexWisGirl said...

so very, very sweet!

Carol Mattingly said...

Baby birds are so precious.

Mama Zen said...

What sweet pictures!

Ela said...

He is so lovely. I hope he found a mother and a house.
Greetings

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Babies are so cute whether they are human or have fur or feathers.

Barb said...

A sweet visitor, Jean! Happy New Year to you and Hugh. I like seeing your green, too! Mary said it was cool and rainy in Wanaka on Christmas Day.

camp and cottage living said...

So sweet...
I wonder if he'll stick around for you to watch as he grows..

Brian King said...

How awesome! What a little cutie!

Nancy J said...

Thanks all, for lovely words. He/she has gone, no chirping so guess he found his Mum. All others down in the Maternity Wing are " Doing Well" in hospital jargon. Mrs Thrush has to perch on the very edge of her nest at times, her babies are getting quite big. On the other side, Mrs Blackbird still has 3 very tiny, almost naked babies, guess in time they will get down and feathers too. I try not to get too close, as don't want to scar off a Mum at this stage. Greetings to all, Jean. Barb, quite cool down on the farm near Lawrence too on Christmas Day.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Adorable little fellow. Happy New Year!

Michaele said...

That has just GOT to be a good omen. If nothing else, it knew you had a gentle soul. What a treat.

Jim said...

What a sweetie Jean! Imagine....so tame and yet so young. Did it fall out of it's nest? Great photos too!!

Here I Am Carrie said...

Oh you little birdies are growing. They are so at the gangly stage. HOw cute.

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

What a treat! Nice pictures, he's soo cute!