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The last post of the year. I captured this photo at sunrise. It’s amazing how short of time color like this lasts in the morning. Minutes at best … then the brilliance dissipates into pale blue. As Horace Mann wrote, “Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.”

December 25, 2013 Sunrise

While House Sparrows won’t make anybody’s favorite bird list, they are the most abundant bird congregating around the bird feeders. The House Sparrow is strongly associated with human habitations, and live in both urban and rural settings. Though found in widely varied habitats and climates, it typically avoids extensive woodlands, grasslands, and deserts. It feeds mostly on the seeds of grains and weeds, but it is an opportunistic eater. House Sparrows commonly eat insects and many other foods. Its predators include domestic cats, hawks, and owls.

This folk art bird carving of a House Sparrow is carved from Basswood. I used milk paints and various stains to age the carving.

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