Good Morning! I checked in with Hannaford's in Essex and was told that the
House Sparrow which had been flying around inside the store for days has
been freed. The person I spoke with told me that two days ago the Pest
Control people came in. I said, "Does that mean that the bird was killed?" "No,
no!" she hastened to say, "They catch and release them."
A Happy New Year for the bird. I'm glad they did it before the storm and
before the temps dropped.
Maybe I can shop there again after all. :~)
Speaking of House Sparrows, we have had a plethora of them the last three
days, whereas we usually have a handful if any! I assume the storm brought
them in, but I am concerned they will stay and drive out the natives. They
are mixed in with the House Finches, so I suppose several flocks are marauding
together presently and will divide come Spring.
In addition, the usuals: chickadees (who announce to all whenever the Seed
Lady makes her appearance), bluejays, mourning doves, juncoes, etc.
The deer have not been by for the last two nights...ever since their broad
daylight appearance on Monday. A rabbit came through late evening.