tweedledum and tweedledee

January 11, 2011

in Birds

House Sparrows   |   Mesmerising Moments

Grey capped skulls, brown stripy backs, softer beige-grey breast – a rare treat in the garden when starlings squawk and fight for every single scrap of seed and suet ball in sight.

Two are better than one when there are lots of cats about, one to eat before switching to take a turn at being lookout.

I listen in to Tweedledum and Tweedledee two sparrows on the feeder.

Tweedledum, with his mouth full, said “I really like this seeder, when it’s gone it fills right up and I can stuff my beak, yeah!”


Sparrows were a childhood favourite in the garden. These two reminder me of another childhood favourite – Tweedledum and Tweedledee from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures Through the Looking Glass.


Find out more about House Sparrows (Passer Domesticus) on the RSPB website.


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