House sparrows

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philzucker
philzucker Veteran Member • Posts: 9,339
House sparrows
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Well, they are city birds, and the most common ones one can find. But they are beautiful in a very laid back way, I think! So here some evening pics (their most active period, IIRC), taken two days ago:

#1: Looking out.

#2: The same, but definitely makes more fun with a companion, doesn't it?

#3: And even if we are city birds, we like nature all the same!

#4: Especially if nature provides such juicy buds, don't you agree, mate?

Phil

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Mikel10
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Nice captures. 4 is my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks for sharing.  I don't see many in Australia but when I was living in Texas,  they nested in the clothes line posts.  Back then, I could chin myself on the cloths line posts and look inside at the nest.  We had T shaped posts made of about 4 inch pipe.  Perfect for house sparrows.

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# 3 all the way!

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Morris0
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Photos of a house sparrow on a house.  Who would have thought of that?  :-}

Nice set of this less photographed bird

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Gautam Majumdar Forum Pro • Posts: 18,359
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Very nice shots Phil. RSPB garden bird survey found them to the most common bird in UK in 2021

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philzucker
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Mikel10 wrote:

Nice captures. 4 is my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks very much for looking and for your kind comment. Those two males in #4 shared a long conversation with some seed snacks in between.

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macrouser wrote:

Thanks for sharing.

Glad to - thanks for looking!

I don't see many in Australia but when I was living in Texas, they nested in the clothes line posts. Back then, I could chin myself on the cloths line posts and look inside at the nest. We had T shaped posts made of about 4 inch pipe. Perfect for house sparrows.

Good story! They nest in anything they find appropriate and are not shy to be near people indeed.

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philzucker
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Rodger in Edmonton wrote:

# 3 all the way!

An elegant lady, isn't she? Thanks for looking, Rodger!

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Morris0 wrote:

Photos of a house sparrow on a house. Who would have thought of that? :-}

Someone might've tipped them off about their name.

Nice set of this less photographed bird

Thanks, Morris! Glad you like them.

Phil

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philzucker
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Gautam Majumdar wrote:

Very nice shots Phil.

Thanks!

RSPB garden bird survey found them to the most common bird in UK in 2021

AFAIK they are also the most common in Germany. They are called "Haussperling" or simply "Spatz". And they're everywhere. But very, very hard to catch in flight - haven't had any success yet.

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