Saturday, 8 February 2014

Homely House Sparrow


House Sparrow   Passer domesticus


 




 




 




 
The House Sparrow is very sociable. It breeds commonly around farmyards, towns and villages. The male shown here, has grey crown, red-brown temples, and large black bib. The females are uniformly more grey-brown, and have pale brown streak behind eye.

41 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful House Sparrow, well done.

Giga said...

Ślicznie wróbelek wygląda wśród zieleni i w słoneczny dzień. Pozdrawiam.
Sparrow looks pretty greenery and sunny day. Yours.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Lovely pictures. Are so beautiful!!!.. Cheers!!!..

Marijke Verdonk said...

Sonjia what a great photo's of the this bird. In my country they don't do well at the moment but in my garden there are lots of them. I wish I could let you hear the sound they are making at the moment. It makes me believe that spring is on the corner.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

These are some really beautiful captures of such a handsome little bird :)

Michelle said...

Wonderful shots of this bird!

S. Etole said...

He looks so peacefully inquisitive.

Adam said...

cute bird

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful shots! they're adorable. :)

Fallar said...

In Poland House Sparrow requires at least dozen houses in close neighborhood. I never seen them in "typical" countryside.

karmnik54 said...

Wróble tez są ładne:)

Linda said...

My favourite colour is green and I adore birds...so this series of photos has made my day! What beauty!

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

Wonderful pictures of the sparrow, Sonjia. It isn't easy at all to shoot great pictures of this bird. Mostly they are quickly gone. But you succeeded very well. While I am writing this to you a blackbird is eating the berries from branches in a garden vase on a garden table in front of my window. The red berries disappaer fast one after another. So funny. Have a good sunday. Greetings from a wet, grey and stormy Netherlands, Joke

Seijastiina said...

Very nice photos!

Ela said...

Lovely pictures !
The sparrows look beautiful against the green.
Greetings

Breathtaking said...

Bob Bushell

Ana Minguez Corella

Michelle

Seijastina

Ela

Thank you all so much for your nice comments.

Breathtaking said...

Giga

These photos were taken in Oct last year. The weather was better then. Now it just rains and rains:(

Breathtaking said...

Marijke

Thank you Marijke!:) I also used to see more sparrows than I do now. It would be nice to hear the sparrows singing in your garden.:)

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

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Optimistic Existentialist

Thank you Keith!:) This little bird is so often overlooked but it is sweet.

Breathtaking said...

S. Etole.

I think you are right Susan. He saw me, stared at me for a while, and only then flew away.

Breathtaking said...

karmnik54

I couldn't agree with you more! They are quite a common little bird ( although not as plentiful now as they used to be here) and because of this they are often overlooked, but they are lovely little creatures.

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TexWisGirl

Thank you Theresa!:) Yes! Even the plain and common are adorable.

Breathtaking said...

Fallar

The sparrows congregate on the roof of my studio.It's still in the country surrounded by fields, but there are several outhouses nearby.

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Linda

Thank you Linda!:) I actually tried to tone the bright green colour down in these images, as it didn't look natural, but it is!

I wear a lot of green, mostly moss green, it's very calming, and inconspicuous for bird watching.

Gail Dixon said...

Such sweet little birds. You have some fantastic shots here. Their tiny feet are so cute!

Noushka said...

Hello Sonjia,
These pics are really great!
No chance for me to take photos of a sparrow here, I am lost in nature and they don't come here... probably sticking to village gardens!
This little guy has gorgeous colors!
I am glad you like the "french can-can" on my blog! LOL!!!!
Keep well!

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Gail Dixon

Thank you Gail!:)Yes, they are quite dainty feet.

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Joke ( Jokes Camera)

Thank you Joke!:)Normally they do fly away quickly, and it's difficult to even get close to them before they are off in a flash.I took this photo through my studio window, and it was a while before he flew away.

Blackbirds do love berries!:)Sounds like you might have missed a good photo opportunity!

We are having the same miserable weather as you! Boo Hoo!!:(

Breathtaking said...

Noushka

Thank you Eileen!:) Strangely I don't get to see many sparrows. They never come to my garden as we are too high up in the mountain.
As much as it was informative your picture was so amusing, and somewhat racy! Keep them coming!:=) I

Stewart M said...

Nice little birds - I like seeing them here, even if I know they are a bit of a pest!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne


PS: feel fee to link you bird posts to Wild Bird Wednesday that runs on my photo-blog on Wednesdays (!)

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Nice shots.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

Rita Vaselli said...

Dear Sonia I waited to write the comment to be able to say with certainty that my granddaughter came home today.
Your photographs are always beautiful ... Yesterday seemed to spring here,as in your garden,but today it is winter again .Time to paint!!!
Have nice week,hugs and kisses,Rita.

Breathtaking said...

Stewart M

Hello Stewart!:) Nice of you to pass by, and leave a comment. Thank you for your invite, I'll check it out.

Breathtaking said...

WordsPoeticallyWorth

Thanks!:)

Breathtaking said...

Rita Vaselli

Thank you dear, and what wonderful news Rita!:) I felt anxious for you, and it's good of you to let me know Beatrice is home again.

We had hail today,torrential rain, and strong winds.The best place to be is indoors.Happy painting!! Hugs and kisses. x

Stephanie said...

So cute, the bird so plump yet it can just perch on the plant like that. Also love the vibrant colours of these photos. Wonderful job :-D

Breathtaking said...

Stephanie

Thank you!:)Sparrows weigh very little. If you have ever held a bird in your hand, you will know what I mean.The plant is a Buddleia, but you probably know that already.:)

vitorchuvashortstories said...

Hi Sonjia!

Quite colourful and good-looker, and a pretty creature to lok at- besides being good company to have around you.

And it looks just great in this photo you`ve taken.

Have a good week.
Vitor

Stuart Price said...

Wow, looking very green for February.......

Maria said...

I almost missed these. I love the male House Sparrow. They are so sharp and well framed.

Isabel P. Lima said...

Great photos. I love this bird.
Congrats

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