Posted on | January 25, 2012 | No Comments
Driving across the valley yesterday I stopped to photograph a host of sparrows as they sat on their perches of tumbleweeds and barbed wire along the roadside.
To the viewer unfamiliar with the spot it would appear that these poor little birds are in a land desolate of food sources long after they should have migrated to warmer climes. In this case they are not sadly contemplating their tardy departure; they are probably taking a break after stuffing themselves silly. Starlings and sparrows frequent this location year round because across the road is a farm property where they can glean from the pig troughs at their leisure.
I wonder if they ever coin this altered version of a common phrase: “a seed of grain from the pig trough is as good as two from the field”?