I highly recommend this book if you want to know more about attracting birds to your garden. “In a book that she considers her life’s work, veteran gardener and naturalist Sally Roth takes the chance and happenstance out of backyard birding. Readers learn what design features and edible treats will tempt particular bird families so that their birdbaths and feeders will be overflowing with the visitors of their choice. Bird-by-Bird Gardening includes nineteen garden designs for attracting specific bird families—such as hummingbirds, nuthatches, swallows, thrushes, or wrens—as well as water projects and feeder recipes for each bird family. With Rodale’s best-selling bird author to guide them, bird lovers will soon have their favorite birds lingering longer in the backyard—and revisiting year after year.” – Amazon
I believe these are House Sparrows – http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/house_sparrow/id
“There are 8,600 species of birds in the world today. They are found everywhere. Birds play a vital role in the balance of nature. They eat insects, pests and small animals. Fruit eating birds are best for scattering seeds for these plants. Seed eating birds digest seeds and in so doing keep millions of weeds from the earth…” Birds have between 1,000 and 25,000 feathers.
– Birds, U.C. Davis
“Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.”
– Chinese Proverb