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Over the past few weeks my tiny back yard has had a frequent visitor – a little, ruffled, sparrow, who tilts his head and pauses for a while.

I have no idea what this feathered friend is looking for, since the seeds I have put out don’t seem to interest him. And he doesn’t linger long enough for me to figure out what he is actually doing.

And I have to say that I have been looking forward to his frequent visits and would love to encourage him to stick around for a while (any tips welcome). There is something so cheerful about the way he cocks his head, chips and flutters his wings that makes me smile – a welcome (if short) distraction from my computer screen.

And hopefully one day, maybe soon he’ll bring a friend – after all one sparrow doesn’t make a summer!

a German relative since I can't seem to catch my little visitor with my camera

a German relative since I can’t seem to catch my little visitor with my camera

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