What Are You Looking At, Litte Bird?

in hive-106444 •  last month  (edited)

Last Saturday, while I was out for a walk, I felt a presence staring at me... I looked back and at first I didn't saw a soul, not even a ghostly one... but then I saw some movement and there it was, this little bird staring at me.

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He (or she?) kept following me with his inquisitive eyes, as if he owned the road and I shouldn't be there... 🤔

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I don't know what gave him that idea, so I went back and confronted the little critter. I had to explain to him that was a public road and we live in a free country... I had as much right to be there as he did.

"If you didn't like it, you can simply fly away, for all I care." - I told him, at last. He seemed to understand and stop staring at me. 🤭

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Here is the house we was watching me from. Can you spot the little bird on this shot?

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I walked for about 5 hours only stopping to make some photos... I got a bit tired but it was an afternoon well spent. At least for my belly's sake. 😁


LocationLabruge, Vila do Conde - Portugal
CameraPanasonic Lumix DC-TZ90
Photos3 (Untouched)
1 (Edited with GIMP)

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Pensive little guy!

Sidenote unrelated to this post - So, I was half-asleep listening to a Lore podcast about nightmares and sleep paralysis around the world.

By far Portugal stood out to me. The podcast mentioned the Brazilian "Pisadeira" has its origins in a Portuguese folktale about a little guy named "Fradinho," who sneaks into your home and puts a heavy hand on your chest.

The folktale is called "Fradinho da Mão Furadaand," but I found little information about this tale and its relation to sleep paralysis. Almost everything I found is about the "Pisadeira."

So, if you take special requests, I'd love to see a post about this little guy who sneaks into your bedroom through a keyhole. Did you grow up with this tale?

No... I haven't. That's actually the first time I'm hearing about that. 🤣

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It's a male; male sparrows have that black throat and chest, females don't! ;)

Ah, that's interesting. How do you know those things?

Knowing about animals is actually my job 😉 But birds related, I've been birdwatching for over 20 years, so I've learned a few things! 😁😁

Wow, so that's your hobby, I guess?

Trin the bird whisperer
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He was small but looked mean. 😅

Nice shots considering it was quite a distance from where you were. You must be some sort of an eagle-eyed bird enthusiast to be able to spot him up on the roof lol. Thanks for sharing.

Ah, not really. I rarely take photos of birds, I was just messing up with the Zoom. 😆

Oh man, bird lives matter too!

Ahahahhahha! Everything matters these days, except our freedom not to wear a mask! 🤣

Those birds are in every country LOL. 5 hours, oh I guess your actifit is a different account as you said you would do.

Yeah, I don't want people to waste their VP on those shitposts. 🤣

Isn't it a little sparrow? 🙂

Yes, it is! The most common bird ever. 🙃

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Found him! Like an aerial where's wally!! 😄

Cool, you have a good eye! 😆
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So cute!!!!

Thank you! Huh...? Oh, you were talking about the bird and not about me? 🤦‍♂

Ha ha ha ha ha. Whenever Yuan spends some time on the balcony, he's usually watching the world go by down below. So when he comes in, I ask him how everything is in his kingdom, because ya know, it is his kingdom! :)
One time he was watching from the window and I heard someone call out, "Kitty! Hi, kitty!!" and he scooted around in the blinds in response. :D

Yeah, cats are usually unfrazzled like that. I love them and their general attitude towards people and life! 😻

Little bird looking beautiful. What's she looking for in that compound?🤔

It's a male bird, I've been told. Who knows? Maybe he's watching the worms from up there...

Oh really? Then I was wrong!
But how do one distinguish males from females?

This is what I've been told:

"male sparrows have that black throat and chest, females don't!"

That's quite interesting.

Ohh yes, I see him in the last image. Guess and little extra zoom helps find the sparrow 😊

Sweet. 😊
Thanks for stopping by.

Lucky you. I've tried to take photos of birds several times but without any luck.
This one is cute.

It pays off to have a 30x Optical Zoom. 😊

😐 envious!

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Not sure where you live but these are common bush finches in America. Not sure of the actual name.

Sparrow is their name... or Pardal, in Portuguese. 😉

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A lovely little sparrow keeping a close eye on you! Your photos of him are nicely done, and just so you know, he probably does own the road! 😀 Thanks for posting to the Feathered Friends Community!
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Ahahaha, I'll remember that the next time I see him.

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