Feed the Birds, Tuppence a Bag

May 6th, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized

I was tremendously influenced by the Feed the Birds song from Mary Poppins, which I just read on Wikipedia was Walt Disney’s favorite song. Even though I was going to catholic school at the time, it was the first time my eyes were truly opened about doing good works and kindness.

This man poured bird seed into my hand yesterday in Washington Square Park and …

Feeding Pigeons, Washington Square Park, New York City

… I fed the birds.

“Come feed the little birds, Show them you care, And you’ll be glad if you do, Their young ones are hungry, Their nests are so bare, All it takes is tuppence from you …

“All around the cathedral the saints and apostles, Look down as she sells her wares. Although you can’t see it, you know they are smiling, Each time someone shows that he cares.”

Feeding Pigeons, Washington Square Park, New York City

  1. 3 Responses to “Feed the Birds, Tuppence a Bag”

  2. By Karen (the one in North Carolina) on May 6, 2012

    Does that mean you’ll set up another feeder on the roof? Or will you start going to the park every day like your new friend to feed them?

    Cool picture. I can get the chickadees to come pretty close to me when I fill up the feeder, but never to my hand.

  3. By Stacy Horn on May 7, 2012

    It was AMAZING having them eat out of me hand, I loved it.

  4. By nadine on May 7, 2012

    Were they heavy? They look so solid. Great photo.

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