I'm not a fanatical bird watcher, but I enjoy watching their activities at or near the several bird feeders that I have. And today I saw something that never before have I witnessed in my 78 years. A female sparrow was standing on the railing of my deck, and a larger male came by and jumped on to the back of the female. After a second or two he hopped off, only to hop back on, and this repeated several times. I had never before seen two birds having sex. After several of these encounters, I guess the deed was done because he hopped off and the female took flight. Just one of those things that made me realize that although I've been around sparrows my entire life, I had never seen this. Sort of like spotting a baby pidgeon.