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Birds of El Paso County

Dirt Bath


Last updated 9/1/2021 at 9:45am

So, a few weeks ago, I was in my yard taking pictures of hummingbirds. I was leaning against my fence and occasionally looking into some sunflowers in my neighbor's yard to see if any Gold Finches were around. Next to the sunflowers, there is a bush that 30-40 Sparrows use as cover. The Sparrows have gotten pretty used to me, and most of the time, they just go about their routine. This day's routine seemed a bit different!

There is a little dirt path a few feet away from the Sparrows' cover. They will come out and peck at the path, eating small pieces of gravel for roughage. Birds have no t...

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