This pair of Sparrows (Savannah?, House?) were happy that I put a little bit of bird seed on my porch railing the other day. It was a very cold, snowy morning when I saw these birds out of my living room window. They were up on the porch out of the snow and then I noticed that they flew under the wooden decking of the porch. They likely were sitting on the ground under the floor boards to get out of the rain and later, snow. I can’t blame them. They also enjoyed bird seed out of the bird feeder once I cleared a bit of the snow off of it.
These birds seldom use the bird feeder. Mostly they eat seeds from native plants here in the pastures and roadside ditches. I am happy to report that as of this morning, the snow has melted and the yards are getting greener. I took these pictures from my living room window on February 2, 2013. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the thumbnail image. Enjoy!