Saturday, 4 April 2009

CC. Sparrow

 
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The Old World true sparrows are indigenous to Europe, Africa and Asia. In Australia and the Americas, early settlers imported some species which quickly naturalised, particularly in urban and degraded areas. House Sparrows, for example, are now found throughout North America, in every state of Australia except Western Australia, and over much of the heavily populated parts of South America.


These sparrows were all waiting on a pavement outside a souvenirshop near the windmills for customers to sit there and have coffee and, in our case, a sandwich.Sparrows are the commonest birds in my country, you can think of.But they are cheeky and funny and always happy to join you.



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29 comments:

Dina said...

Shalom Wil. Wishing you always enough sparrows.

Dina said...

Wow, good onya for all that spring cleaning. You are doing what I should be doing before Pesach. Good luck.

Bruce said...

come here little birdie...come on now...don't be afraid...I just want to play with you:)

Flo said...

Yes, we even have sparrows here in Hawaii. They really are everywhere.

Mine is up over at my animal blog.

i beati said...

Cutest dog and cat in the world no holds barred!!Sandy

Norm said...

hello Will! love that beautiful series of sparrows. Visit my flamingos here, also my colorful parrots here, thanks for the visit and happy one year anniversary to you.

TheWritersPorch said...

Wil.....that header took my breath, that baby is so precious!
I love to watch birds and feed them.
xoxo,
Carol

Babooshka said...

I recently found out sparrows are the official bird of Belgrade. Sparrows have jumped back to number one as the top garden visitor in the UK. A much underated bird.

jenn said...

Cute birds.

Tammy said...

They are so cute little birdies!

Jeannette St.G. said...

How true about the sparrows. Also love the wild animal pics on yhe right side of your blog! Happy spring cleaning! I've gotten out of the habit...

pictureeachday said...

I never knew that they aren't indigenous to the Americas! I see them everywhere..

Arkansas Patti said...

Precious dog and cat. Great shots of the sparrows. They inhabit all our stores that have garden centers, eventually migrating through out the store having a grand time. They should be called store sparrows. If we didn't have blue birds.......

Oskar said...

I'm with Bruce the Cat, we could share them.

The header picture is very cute!

Pam said...

Dear little sparrows - bright and chirpy. I like the way they hop happily around coffee shops - they have much nicer personalities than seagulls!

Sandy said...

Your banner is adorable. House sparrows..I sure have them around here..lots of them.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I love sparrows, Wil. They may not be colourful but they are NICE birds.

I really like the dog in your header. What a cutie!

Patty said...

Love the little doggie in your header. Hope you're having an enjoyable week-end. Going to get off and pop some corn for the family.

Arija said...

Wil, I am sorry your family has left again and you are bereft at Easter time. At least you have the spring to comfort you.
The Sparrows in W.A. were exterminated in a detrimental way to other forms of life as well. Perhaps necessary to preserve crops, but very unconsidered all the same.

Grace and Bradley said...

When I was young, I heard a probably propaganda story of communist China. When they organized the commune in the Chinese countryside, the authority thought the sparrows ate too much crop. They ordered all the farmers to go out chasing the sparrows, not letting them to land and killing all the birds. The next year, there was the big famine due to all the insects ate the crop. I do not know how true was the story. But people should not mess with the nature. Long live all the sparrows.

Cloudia said...

Sparrows live here in Hawaii too, Wil ;-)

Aloha-

Indrani said...

Sparrows are vital to maintain balance in nature. You have some good shots and they don't seem to be afraid of your lens.

Etje said...

Knappe foto's heb je hier gepost.

Groetjes

Dirk said...

Bij ons is het huismussentelweekend over veertien dagen. De huismus was bijna uitgestorven in onze landen. De rug is nog steeds niet goed, zenuw gekneld, zal naar de chiropractor moeten.

Ann said...

Hi Wil,

I have lots of sparrows because I feed them with my excess rice and bread. I used to throw away the rice, and one day, i experimented to see if they ate rice. And they did. It is fascinating to see about fifty birds swoop down and eat the rice or bread.

Your photos are good. I haven't been able to take such close ups, and I have given up. So only I get to feast my eyes.

Abe Lincoln said...

I took some pics of the house sparrow yesterday. Up close. Beak a bit messy from eating the suet.

Janice Thomson said...

I love watching the sparrows in the backyard or in the woods. Neat photos Wil.
Gosh what an adorable header!
I'm nearly through my spring cleaning too :)

Dianne said...

I love sparrows, they're so tiny and sweet

Misty Dawn said...

Great shots of the sparrows, and I'm LOVIN your header!!!

Thanks for the anniversary wishes and thanks for making CC so great!