These little guys are one of the most common animals in the world. We call them House, English, or European Sparrows. However they may have come from African originally. No one knows. I’ve read they should be called Human Sparrows since they are everywhere we are and interact with everything we do.
The first bird I remember was this Sparrow. Living in New York City we would throw them pieces of bread in the alleyway from the tenement windows.
I never see a House Sparrow in a marsh or swamp. They really do like the city. These photographs were taken in a town park in Charleston.
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Thanks for adding the last little paragraph, Ted–I did not expect for you to be photographing a House Sparrow in your “normal” environment. 🙂
☺️ I know LOL. A true city dweller. Same could be said about me… born and raised in NYC along with the Sparrows and Pigeons. Ha ! Who knew.
I’m more of a suburb dweller than a city dweller, though I am intrigued by the idea of living in a city. I’d love to be able to walk to places and/or rely more on public transportation. As for NYC, there are often interesting species in Central Park–a few years ago I remember when there was Mandarin Duck there.
I read that too. For years I lived right by Central Park. However, I don’t remember anything but Squirrels, Pigeons, Sparrows and Shel Silverstein’s big white Wolf Hounds. LOL Different time in my life.
I had to laugh when I saw your House – I call them the Golden Arches Bird as you can ALWAYS find them hunting for fries at any McDonalds you happen by.