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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

7" sieve: bee rescue and other uses

House Sparrow In Flight

My bee sieve is also useful for trapping the odd house sparrow that finds itself beating its wings against the inside of a window screen, wondering why it can SEE the big blue yonder but can't GET there.


Carolynn Anctil said...

Wow. Outstanding photo. Thanks for sharing it. I'm glad you were able to help the poor trapped sparrow and set it free.


Sally Wessely said...

This is an amazing photo.

Rubye Jack said...

Who needs butterflies when you've got bees and sparrows. :-)

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Next time I'm wandering hopelessly round Brussels Midi trying not to miss my connection , I'm relying on you to rescue me with that sieve .

Friko said...

I just pick them up in my cupped hands and throw them up in the air outside.

Deborah said...

June, I've been enjoying myself reading through a number of your posts. Took the smartstoopid test - twice. Laughed at you going outside at 4AM to see nothing at all. Also wanted to tell you that I do like your comments on Fridge Soup.

John M said...

Last week there were several sparrows climbing on the screen just outside my dining room window. They seemed to be looking in at me.
I called my wife to see hoping they would not fly away before she saw them.
But there they were looking in and occasionally pecking at the screen once in a while.
The same thing happened the next day. There were about four of them.
Does anyone know what they were doing?
John M

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Hildred said...

Beautiful photo, - the colours are glorious, - a very rich looking sparrow.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Poor little sparrow... Glad you set it free.. I'm sure it was scared to death... Great picture.

Hope you are doing okay, June.

georgia little pea said...

and here i was, thinking the most useful things i could do with a sieve was draining noodles and sifting flour :p

Anupam Srivastava said...

nice blog site..

rachel said...

Great photo!

John asked about the sparrows pecking at the window screen - I've seen bluetits busily doing this, finding tiny insects to eat.

BTW, in answer to your comment, June, my 'new' house was built around 1600! And along with the adjoining house, was originally part of a malthouse. I'm looking forward to finding out more if I can.

John M said...

Thanks Rachel,
That makes sense. What other reason could it be?