A Sparrow Grows In New Haven (pt. 2)
by Mike Franzman
in this edition, we pick up from last week’s post,
|From day 20 to 40, Sammie The Sparrow was flying around the house very well, and slowly learning to eat on her own.|
|On Day 53, we took her outside, and let her fly around freely, while we stayed in sight.|
|Sammie The Sparrow happily explored the trees in the area, and kept chirping her location to us.|
|Exploring the neighbor’s ivy.|
|On her early excursions outdoors, she always returned within about 20 minutes, to let us bring her back in for a bite to eat.|
|Though she eats seeds on her own now, she still loves a dropper full of baby cereal.|
|When not outside, Sammie spent the summer in her huge cage, generously donated by a facebook fan!
I try to leave the doors of her cage open when possible, so she is not actually “caged”.
|Day 56 – out for another flight|
|Exploring The Lawn|
|Back to my shoulder, one of her favorite landing spots|
|Though her cage is nearby, she prefers sleeping in this fleece-lined baseball cap.|
|Day 66 – experiencing the trees of early September|
|Day 67, enjoying some sunflower kernels on my knee|
|Day 75 – we continue to bring her outside when we can.
After flying around outside, she still always returns to our arm or shoulder
|Back on to the roof of her cage, and we bring her back inside the house.|
To see a short film about this sparrow rescue, click here.
all photographs © Mike Franzman,
but sharing is encouraged.