Wednesday, October 23

Male House Sparrow



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  1. It's amazing one of your sparrows stayed still enough to photograph! I love to watch them. We have a group of 15 in the garden that we keep in feed every day, luckily they have increased from an original 9. Sparrows need all the help we can get to try to stop their big decline in this country: thank you for highlighting one of our top birds today.

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    1. The sparrows were outside the tearoom when we visited Temple Newsam, Jill, Martyn sprinkled some biscuit crumbs on the ground which is what attracted them. They were around our feet and if anything too close to photograph

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  2. Wonderful pictures. The simplest little birds are still such miracles. We are big fans of sparrows round here.

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    1. I think sparrows are too often overlooked, CJ but they have beautiful markings.

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  3. Lovely photos. They do have very pretty markings close up. xx

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    1. You've just echoed my comment in reply to CJ, Debbie

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  4. Awww, a well fed little sparrow. We have lots of them in the garden, lovely to watch.

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    1. We have lots in the garden too, Jo they make short work of our fat balls

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  5. What gorgeous photos.. one very happy little sparrow :o)

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    1. They aren't all the same one, Julie. They were all male ones too

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  6. I have a lots live wildly in my little garden. They perch on the leaves, branches or flowers. Make my garden warmer with their chirps.

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    1. The are lively little things, Endah

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  7. I was taking pix of Sparrows yesterday Sue, not quite as good as yours though :)

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    1. These were very obliging subjects, Linda

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  8. Lovely pictures Sue - we have plenty sparrows visiting and more often than not - they are not bothered by me walking around the garden. I'm not sure I'd get them up that close though.

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    1. They tend to be more 'tame' around tables outside tea rooms etc, Angie. Our garden ones are less tame.

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  9. What fantastic pics, they've cheered me up no end. Such clarity.xxxx

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    1. Glad to be of service, Snowbird

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  10. We have a whole family of sparrows in the garden, currently checking out the house we have built for them for the winter months. The trouble is that as soon as I get my camera ready they sense I'm there are fly off! They are fine with my dog though?! Have a great week. x

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    1. You'll have to teach your dog photography, Chel

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  11. Your photos are very nice. There are lots of house sparrows in North America too (they are not native but were brought over in the 1860s with starlings). However, both seem to stay in cities and towns. You don't see them in the country. Is it the same in England? We never see them in the garden. It is too wild for them.

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    1. Both types of birds are fairly widespread Alain, although they tend to be around where people are. We have another sparrow - the tree sparrow which is more a hedgerow, woodland bird. I have photos of tree sparrows here on my website HOuse sparrows and starlings have suffered declining numbers in the recent past but seem to be making a bit of a comeback. Some think the change in agriculture practices didn't help as the birds food supply was cut down by more efficient harvesting and covered grain storage.

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  12. This sparrow seems posing to you! We have here lots of house sparrows, they can be fed from hands. Lovely photos, Sue!

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    1. They were very much on the move, Nadezda - you should see how many shots just had a tail in them,

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