Wednesday, 24 June 2015

House Sparrow

Next in my series of garden bird portraits is of the House Sparrow. 

It is very sad that in recent years the population of this wonderful little bird has declined in the UK. Fortunately the House Sparrows in my neighbourhood seem to be thriving.

They often visit my garden in groups of 6 or 8 or more. They land in a muddled gathering along the wall before sweetly swooping over to the bird table and hanging feeders, while the others dive bomb in to the ground feeding table. It is entertaining to watch them lining up around the bird bath to drink before hopping in for a splash. I have a soft spot for these little birds, their cheeping and chirruping song never ceases to make me smile as they gather in wait for the breakfast buffet.

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