Wednesday, June 25, 2008
A pair of chipping sparrows have a nest in the arbor vitae bushes at the front of our house.
The mother and father are busy catching bugs and grubs and spiders all day and feeding them to their babies hidden deep inside the arbor vitae bush. They have found the branches of my bean-less (so far) bean house a perfect place to pose with a struggling spider or grub in their mouth before bringing it inside the bush to their babies. Here is the bean house:
These chipping sparrows are really tiny -- smaller than chickadees. Our yard is their home. This is where they are raising their babies. They like hanging out on my bean house. I feel honored.
This stinkbug on a new pea pod does not want to be seen by the chipping sparrows.