Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Message to the Vesper Sparrow in my Regina Backyard

Vesper Sparrow, a large brown-streaked native bird. © SB
To the Vesper Sparrow that landed in our backyard and hopped around, exploring:

Yes, we have grass, but our suburb in Regina's northwest is not the grasslands.

You will be happier out of the city, so I can understand why you stayed such a very short time before flying away.

I'm sorry we didn't have more bugs and small seeds for you — I can't even promise that we'll do better next time, because it's likely better for you if you find a wilder place. (Though my yard is pretty wild, by some standards...)

I wish, though, that you'd come in early morning — or stay until evening — so I could hear you sing.

So many regrets.

But welcome back! I'm glad you dropped by, with your chestnut wing patch, white outer tail feathers, white eye-ring and streaky feathers.

What is this bird?
Vesper Sparrow - Bruant vespéral
Location: Backyard, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Photo date: April 26, 2015.


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