We have bunches of Java Sparrows hopping and popping around our house all day, every day. They are really funny to watch especially with their puffy white cheeks and sleek blue-grey jackets. Java Sparrows are friendly, busy-body birds. The other day, I was watching a female Northern Cardinal eat seeds on the ground below my feeder. She was having a great time until three little Java Sparrows came up rough-housing and almost barreled straight into her. She took one look, turned and gave them all scoldings. The Java Sparrows scampered away without a fight. My lady Northern Cardinal is Big Mama of the neighborhood and she definitely didn't appreciate those three hooligans causing all that ruckus during lunchtime!
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Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.