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English Sparrows are the bane of my birdy existence. They are prolific poopers, prolific breeders, known song bird killers, disease carriers and can eat their weight in chicken food every day.
Okay, that last one is just my imagination, but I believe they eat as much chicken food as the chickens. Really. I've tried everything to keep them out of the chicken coop, but they're smart little buggers. They also make it nearly impossible for the songbirds to get near my bird feeders. The poor titmice and chickadees have to elbow their way in. The cardinals manage to hold their own.
All that is why this picture pains me. The sprinkler system was going this morning and I looked out to see this pretty little scene behind my pool. Two pairs of the darn flying rats, enjoying a moment at Spa CeeCee. Oh well, at least it means that there are four fewer sparrows eating chicken food at the moment.