Ah, the sparrows love a little bath ,don't they fish.?
About 10.30pm tonight, I had the back door open, still enough light to avoid putting the kitchen light on and avoiding an influx of moths. I heard a grating noise, a couple of times outside the back door. Looked out and there immediately outside was Mrs Tiggywinkle. (or Mr T).
No idea what the noise was other than it trying to get under the gate, or coming in from the other side of the gate.. It did sound like a rough noise dragging over something.
So I put out a saucer of water, threw a bit of tonight's cooked cauliflower, and a handful of meal worms.
It went to hide a couple of feet away under a few leaves and branches, and that was all I saw. Watched with eyes in stark glaring mode, hoping not to miss it for about 30mins, but no, it wasn't going to reveal itself, unless it scurried away without me being keen enough to see.
Better get some proper food tomorrow. I think we can buy it but not sure where from.
I was feeding blackbirds cherries a couple of weeks ago, when it was hot. They loved them. Then I found out how much it was costing me.. BH ! One bag on which I checked the price was about £4.50 so that was the end of that !
Never was very good at weights and measures.