Saturday, October 24, 2015

House Sparrow, October 24, 2015

Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, October 18, 2015

I think this is a female House Sparrow, Passer domesticus. The male House Sparrow has darker, more distinct markings. There was a small flock flitting about, but this is the only one that sat still long enough to be photographed.  They eat seeds and insects.


Natives of Europe, Asia and Africa, they were introduced into North America in the mid 1800s. They multiplied quickly, competing with native birds for food and nesting sites. In some areas they are considered to be a problem species as flocks of House Sparrows can damage grain and other crops.

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15 comments:

  1. Hello Lea, pretty captures of the House Sparrow! Great post! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  2. We all are thrilled when any bird (or any other critter, for that matter) will stay still long enough for us to get a picture.... and you did a great job.

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  3. Hello!:) Good job! I like your sparrow images. Thay have lovely colours and sharpness..

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  4. you pick up so much minute color with that camera

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  5. They're pretty little birds. Enjoy your weekend!

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  6. i think sparrows are pretty little things. :)

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  7. Wonderful portraits!!!! Really!!!

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  8. I didn't realize these little birds originated across the ocean. They are quite plentiful here and I like them. They amuse me when they splash in the bird bath or have a dust bath ;-)

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  9. House sparrows are good little birds. We have a lot around our home here in Tucson.

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  10. I like watching them ...they're so friendly. I know you're right about their being invasive, but I don't see all that many around here so I don't think they're a problem. I heard that the same guy introduced them that brought us starlings. Trying to get all the birds mentioned in Shakespeare into the USA. I forgive him for the cute sparrows, but wish he'd forgotten the starlings.

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  11. What a crisp little sparrow. Nice.

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  12. They are problem here as they squeeze out the native birds especially bluebirds for nesting sites. But they sure are cute especially the juveniles.

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  13. Such pretty little birds, aren't they?

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