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Monday, 7 March 2016

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

We have loads of them, but in the UK, they say that there are becoming extinct. Why?








34 comments:

  1. None in the UK? Hmm.

    I used to take these guys for granted. Because they were so common where I was born and raised. But I moved to a neighborhood under gigantic oaks along the river and I think the larger birds, blue jays, doves,and woodpeckers aren't their friends, so I never see them unless I'm away. They love street cafes. I can just sit and adore them there.

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  2. Sparrow has good color protection. The bird is lost in a thicket well.

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  3. Neat shots of the Sparrows. Thanks for the Miles as well.

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  4. de er så kule, er det våren hos deg Bob ?

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  5. Hello, great shots of the Sparrow. They seem to be seen world wide! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  6. Lieber Bob, das sind wieder sehr gelungene Fotos.
    Ich mag diese frechen Spatzen. Es ist amüsant, ihnen
    zuzuschauen.
    Einen schönen Abend wünscht dir
    Irmi

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  7. Hola Bob,bellas imagenes de estps Gorriones.parece que su poblacion mas disminuyendo por toda Europa,una lastima.Un abrazo amigo.

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  8. A very much underrated little bird, lovely photos of him in the hedge.


    peter

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  9. Well done Bob, these photos are amazing.

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  10. We have lots of them. And I love them. Ours came from the UK originally. I wonder what happened to their relatives over there...

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    1. Yes, the American is from the UK as well, they get around EC.

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  11. Characterful birds, plentiful here. I think modern housing offers them fewer nesting opportunities.

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  12. Bob, we have loads of them too! Very pretty markings!

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    1. Yes, I have been watching Sparrows on your blog Robin.

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  13. I'm afraid that most of them live in my garden, Bob! There are loads of them here and I love those little gays!

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    1. Don't be afraid, they are living in my garden as well Joo. Perfection is their thing.

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  14. Good question, Bob, and I do wonder why.
    We have lots of them here.
    We actually feed them through the winter so they are here year-round.
    They really are adorable little ones.

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    1. Yes, yes, they are beautiful Lisa.

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  15. Perfection is their thing - and yours Bob

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  16. Bob what do you mean they do not exist in the UK? I have plenty that come to my garden daily.

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    1. Sorry, I didn't explain myself, I have changed it.

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  17. Sweet little Sparrow Bob. My husband saved the life of a Sparrow Sunday and I took it to a rehab home yesterday, not sure which kind of Sparrow it is yet though.

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  18. They are in trouble in other parts of the world too.....

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  19. Buenas fotos del gorrión, una ave que siempre ha convivido con los humanos; eso sí, más en las áreas rurales que en las puramente urbanas.
    Un abrazo,

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  20. We have lot of this birds in Poland:)

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  21. As common as these were during my childhood in New Jersey and most of my working life in Dallas, I saw but a single one in our neighborhood over the 11 years we lived in the mountains of New Mexico, and NONE here in south Florida over the past 12 years. True, they can be seen in a shopping center only a mile away. We cannot have bird feeders here because of the problem with exotic Muscovy Ducks, but the New Mexico feeders were always full.

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  22. Wonderful! Recently and I have taken photos for sparrows :)

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