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Saturday, March 18, 2017

House Sparrow

We get a lot of House Sparrows to our backyard feeder.These are perched in our backyard plum tree waiting for their turn at the feeder. I suspect these are the most common sparrows around here and one of the most common birds in the city. I really enjoy them in the spring when they bring the fledglings to the feeder and give them lessons on how to crack sunflower seeds (and feed them so they don't starve for want of success.) That's a male House Sparrow in the center of the photo surrounded by females and/or juveniles.

3 comments:

William Kendall said...

They're pretty birds.

jmd andco said...

Of all the sparrows you've shown recently, the House Sparrow is the one I recognize at the feeders in my yard.

Benjamin Madison said...

@William: Yes, though common they are quite attractive.
@jmd andco: Yes, though we get other birds like Chickadees and the occasional Nuthatch, the House Sparrows jealously dominate our backyard feeder and quite aggressively chase other species away. The only other species they will tolerate are House Finches.