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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Nighttime Visitor


The last few nights, we have had a little male house sparrow roosting in the eaves on our porch. He is seemingly all right, chasing away a few other sparrows that tried to join him and disappearing during the day. When I turn on the porch light he doesn't seem to mind, and stayed put for me to take this cute photo.

3 comments:

Michele Wassell said...

Adorable.. Nice photo. It almost looks like he is sitting in snow.. :)

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Nice sparrow, are they indigenous or a UK/european import? -we used to get loads of them in the garden but for some unexplained reason their numbers have crashed, now we get only one or two a year - very sad - I really like their cheeky antics and nonstop chatter.

Cheers

D

Monika said...

The European house sparrow is indeed a non-native, introduced species here. There are amazingly prolific, and its odd to realize they've experienced major declines in much of their native habitat!