Thursday, 5 May 2011

House Sparrow - Passer domesticus

One of my all time favourite birds is the lowly House Sparrow, sure i curse them because they poo on my just washed and polished car and i curse them even more, when i have to get a ladder out and evict them from the roof. 

They may be a LBJ (Little Brown Job) in the bird world and they are quite often overlooked, but the ones we have around here are fearless and great fun to watch, quite often you can be sitting on the patio and the Sparrows will land three feet away from you or as they are doing at the moment, some superb aerobatics as they collect flying insects on the wing, they are incredible birds to watch and not as common as they used to be, in fact according to the RSPB, the House Sparrow population has declined by 62% in the last 25 years, putting them firmly on the Red List for conservation concern.

Source Material : RSPB

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this Info about sparrows, they are a pecuilar species.