24 July 2008

little guardians of the lamp post

Funny what you notice when you actually take the time to listen.

Chirp chirp chirp.
A constant chorus of very demanding voices. Chirp chirp chirp! Where is that coming from?
Look up, in that metal tube perched high atop the pedestrian crossing lamp post. A sparrow feeding her babies.
Even in this bustling urban landscape there lies a tiny treasure trove of wildlife. In the city, the winged ones make do.
It's no anomaly. I've witnessed at least two more avian accommodations like it, on the same busy street.
In New York, we've got our own version of nature.

(Sparrow and Chick on Tube, Gary Roberts)

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