Sparrow and a Thrush

I put a fatball on the grass today.   I don’t know why. I just thought I would.

This fatball has been popular today and pecked at by a lot of birds.

A blackbird was pecking at it and later on some blue tits.

Sparrows have been there as well. 

About half an hour ago there was a sparrow pecking it and a large Thrush came pecking at it as well.  The small sparrow wasn’t having any of it and tried to peck the thrush. 

The sparrow wasn’t scared of the big Thrush at all.  Seeing the two birds on the ground together made me realise how small the sparrow is in relation to the Thrush, yet the sparrow actually frightened the Thrush away.

The sparrow stood guard over the fat ball.  It was looking up at the thrush.  It made me laugh.  The thrush backed off a little, then turned and  disappeared into the hedgebottom. The sparrow kept on pecking at the fatball.

How do Thrushes survive when they are so timid?  Hopefully there is a lot of food in the countryside.

I’ll soon have to go and collect what is left of the fatball before it gets dark.  Don’t want to attract any vermin.

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