What Are The Birds Looking For?

Birds Gathering on my Lawn after Rain
@bagarad (8997)
Paso Robles, California
February 4, 2017 1:12am CST
It's been a rainy day. When I went to check the weather from my back porch about ten this morning, my lawn was full of birds. I went back to get my camera, but, of course, they heard me open the sliding door and flew away. I had to stand there for a few minutes before they came back. I'm not sure what they are looking for. I know the worms often come to the surface when it rains. The ground is soaked and making puddles on the lawn. What do you think the birds are after?
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@LadyDuck (131447)
• Switzerland
4 Feb 17
If there are weeds, they look for seeds. The birds look like sparrows to me, they prefer seeds to worms.
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@bagarad (8997)
• Paso Robles, California
5 Feb 17
There probably are a lot of weed seeds in that grass.
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@LadyDuck (131447)
• Switzerland
5 Feb 17
@bagarad Yes, there are a lot, look how the weeds spread in a garden.
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@JudyEv (108506)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Feb 17
I suppose it's worms that the birds are hoping to find. You would wonder sometimes though wouldn't you?
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@bagarad (8997)
• Paso Robles, California
5 Feb 17
I would guess that's what they were hoping for.
@JohnRoberts (44948)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Feb 17
Probably worms or some other taste treat.
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@bagarad (8997)
• Paso Robles, California
5 Feb 17
If those are sparrows, they might well be looking for seeds. There are lots of dandelions in that lawn, as well as other weeds.
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@allknowing (58157)
• India
4 Feb 17
It could be anything but your guess could perhaps be right They could even quench their thirst. I have birds in groups that are seen on trees and on the ground as well.
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@bagarad (8997)
• Paso Robles, California
5 Feb 17
I usually see the birds up on the wires. I do see groups of them on the ground in open fields and by the river.
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• New Delhi, India
4 Feb 17
That must have been good to watch...isn't it?
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@bagarad (8997)
• Paso Robles, California
4 Feb 17
I always like watching the birds and any other critters who visit my yard.
@sabtraversa (10032)
• Italy
4 Feb 17
I hope it's the worms. Unless they're thirsty, then water. But you know better than me what's in your lawn. And it's probably greener than mine, too.
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@jstory07 (61261)
• Roseburg, Oregon
4 Feb 17
Those birds are looking for some yummy worms to eat. You could catch the worms and go fishing.
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