house sparrow

house sparrow house sparrow     ink pen & gouache   A5 sketchbook  
Determined to make more of an effort on at least making one drawing/painting a day. My time swallowed in self imposed archiving/cataloguing which in due course should feed through to website clarity.
More birds gradually returning to the feeders after absence during what is presumably autumn plenty elsewhere. A band of house sparrows jostles in the dry leaves of shrubby cinquefoil before one braves the table and then they take turns, warily gulping beakfuls before diving for cover. I guess the wariness is for the sparrowhawk. At other times they have seemed much less careful.