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My favorite subject of course - I just cant resist it. I doctored it a little bit.... Yesterday a visit to the dentist and a root canal solved my week long migraine - I could not touch my ear or over the top of my eye without pain! Today - I am a new girl!!! Pain free....


Hope no one minds me indulging in my favorite uploads - these boidies always do well in the groups - I like to get lots of views - I am 8000 views short of half a million!!!


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Sparrow searching for food in the snow.

Tree Sparrow - Passer Montanus

Sparrows are a family of small passerine birds, Passeridae.

All images and textures used are my own.

Tree sparrow (Passer montanus) perched on a shrub branch.


Mazurek (Passer montanus) siedzący na gałązce krzewu.

Juvenile tree sparrow (Passer montanus) perched on a barbed wire.


Młody mazurek (Passer montanus) siedzący na drucie kolczastym.

Male house sparrow (Passer domesticus) perched on a yew tree branch.


Samiec wróbla domowego (Passer domesticus) siedzący na gałązce cisu.

Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) on a fence row bordering a grassy meadow along the south end of Beaverhill Lake east of Tofield, Alberta, Canada.


15 May, 2017.


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Savannah Sparrow's are fairly common around Barrow although they can be tougher to get a picture of due to there small size and there hunkering abilities within the tundra grasses.

However they do like to get up and sing but there is not allot of aesthetically pleasing higher perches so I elected to try to get this guy on the Tundra.

The earthly colors and patterns look great in the rain.

This is a female sparrow nesting in the ivy that grows over my house.

My dogs come in useful for this as dog hair lines nests lovely and I've got 2 moulting GSD's, the birds are always playing 'dare' as they nip in the kennel for a beakful of hair.

Male house sparrow (Passer domesticus) perched on a branch.


Samiec wróbla domowego (Passer domesticus) siedzący na gałęzi.

Savannah Sparrows tend very strongly to return each year to the area where they hatched.


Cape Spear, Newfoundland



30 June 2017

Making eye contact with a Savannah Sparrow!


"The Ipswich Sparrow is a geographically isolated subspecies of the Savannah Sparrow. This small sparrow breeds strictly on Sable Island, Nova Scotia and winters along the mid-Atlantic coast. Their nape, back, and rump are dark brown with varying degrees of streaking. Their crown is typically beige with a pale yellow eye-stripe. Ipswich sparrows have a whitish colored throat, breast, and belly. Light streaking occurs along their sides and chest, but not much along the belly. The Ipswich sparrow is overall paler and larger than the continental savannah sparrow."


Explore # 117 ! 24-09-'08 ! A Photo' For the Sparrows and Swans Group ! (to close the bloody contest) !

For about a week several White-crowned Sparrows were hanging around my yard singing away each morning. It's too bad they don't hang around throughout the summer because they have an especially pretty song.

Male house sparrow (Passer domesticus) perched on a branch.


Samiec wróbla domowego (Passer domesticus) siedzący na gałązce.

Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) is one of the most common grassland breeding sparrows in the United States; it nests over much of the North American continent and winters over the southern states and Mexico. The species is highly variable in plumage and bill size from different areas of the country and a number of subspecies are recognized.

The Savannah Sparrow’s name sounds like a nod to its fondness for grassy areas, but this species was actually named by famed nineteenth century ornithologist Alexander Wilson for a specimen collected in Savannah, Georgia.

Raising young is hard work: a female Savannah Sparrow must gather 10 times her weight in food to feed herself and her young during the 8 days they are in the nest.

The "Ipswich Savannah Sparrow," a subspecies that breeds on Sable Island, Nova Scotia, is nearly 50 percent heavier than most other Savannah Sparrow subspecies. It is the palest race, and is found in winter in sand dunes along the Atlantic Coast. It was formerly considered a separate species.

In many parts of the species' range, especially in coastal areas and islands, Savannah Sparrows tend very strongly to return each year to the area where they hatched. This tendency, called natal philopatry, is the driving force for differentiation of numerous Savannah Sparrow subspecies.

The oldest known wild Savannah Sparrow was at least 6 years, 10 months old. It was banded in Michigan in 1939 and recaptured in the same state in 1945.


I found this one along Joe Overstreet Road in Osceola County, Florida.

Song Sparrow on a Crepe Myrtle tree (that hasn't started to bud quite yet).

Magnolia, Delaware

The Sparrow sits at the branch and looks at me

Sparrow's Cave, Manatí, Puerto Rico

South Llano River State Park, Junction, Kimble County, Texas

Ipswich Sparrow at Barnegat Light State Park in New Jersey


The Ipswich is a very pale subspecies of the Savannah Sparrow that winters in the Mid-Atlantic sand dunes and breeds in Nova Scotia


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So thanks to some great flickr contacts I have a feeling I am getting the hang of speed and exposure - today we sunshine, so it meant I was able to really experiment. I was glad to get this little sparrow sharp. Behind him, rather fuzzy looking unfortunately was a dove about to land - I had such a laugh when I saw the shock and horror on his face.


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