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    House Sparrow

    Just a little guy that hesitated escape, just long enough to make a capture. These are one of the most interesting looking little sparrows we have. This is a European/mediterranean bird introduced to the US in New York 1851. It has been introduced to Africa among many other places as well and is considered to be the most widely spread wild bird.

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    Re: House Sparrow

    Sadly dying out here in England - I remember hundreds feeding on bread crusts we threw on the lawn when I was a kid (back in the sixties).

    Nice capture Paul.

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    Re: House Sparrow

    Sparrows can make pretty good subject just that we tend to ignore them for the "exotic".

    Nice shot there.

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    I really don't care for this species. They horde the feeder and keep other species from it. I much perfer the song sparrow.

    A nice image though, paul.

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    Re: House Sparrow

    Thanks, Dave, Bobo and Steve. I see very few of these at my feeder. The Chikadees far out number anything else.

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    Re: House Sparrow

    I think they like this pose...

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    Re: House Sparrow

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    I think they like this pose...
    Trying to impress the ladies perhaps?

    One of the reasons for their decline in Europe is thought to be the lack of nesting sites: no more easily accessible roofs/granges with modern constructions. We don't see all that many of them here either (that's not to say they are rare).

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    Re: House Sparrow

    Nice capture and images Paul. I'll have to keep my eyes out for them, a real pretty bird.

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    Re: House Sparrow

    Gorgeous photo!

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    Re: House Sparrow

    I like them both, Paul. It's a neat pose and expression.

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    Re: House Sparrow

    Thanks everyone.

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