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little flock of birds

sun city, CA(Zone 9a)

early this morning i saw a flock of tiny birds, finch size but all gray, all over my squash plants, on top of the leaves, hanging upside on the leaves, eating something but i couldnt see what when i looked at the leaves. thought maybe they might be drinking water since i had accidently splashed water over the plants a few minutes ago. could not move to get a picture. is this maybe why i have no insects on my squash? so fascinating, wish i knew more. am going out to get a bird id book now. could they be eating little tiny pieces of the leaves? i do have several bird waterers and bird seed scattered outside the garden. not even sure what i am asking, just curious as to what they might have been eating. the more i plant the more birds come around and i could watch them for hours. wish i had a camera with a good telephoto lens.

Marlton, NJ

Hi risingcreek, Could they possibly have been Bushtits?

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Bushtit/id

sun city, CA(Zone 9a)

that is it. even the sound is the same. thank you so much

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Eating insects.

Resin

sun city, CA(Zone 9a)

eating insects is great ! i only use the soapy water routine for insect control, if i see any, so i hope the little birds thrive and multiply.

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