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House sparrow

 

There are a number of different sparrows. This is a house sparrow.

 

 

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These used to be numerous back home, not so any more.
Louis: I read yours and other comments about declining numbers. So I wasn't dreaming that house sparrows are on the decline in my country. So I googled the subject and it seems to be a world wide phenomenon. Main reasons being that modern building techniques, don't leave crevices for nesting, other nesting possibilities also on the decline and lack of invertebrate to feed the chicks. House sparrows are now red listed. Learned a lot today.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Jan 2017, 02:06
I think the English ones may have flown to Thailand...we have many!
Louis: Good, since many countries report declining numbers. Europe, UK, India and more. They are already red listed in the UK.
We have these too - apparently they're quite prolific! I always thought "House Sparrow" to be a rather boring name for such a lovely little bird! Nice shot!
Louis: We have other types of sparrow - apparently the name of "house sparrow" comes from the fact that they nest in crevices presented by older buildings. Good thing if you still have many of them, since their numbers are dwindling fast in countries like Europe and India.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 18 Jan 2017, 05:29
Très joli petit moineau.
Louis: Merci beaucoup, Martine.
Looking for a house?
Louis: Could be, but this one was in the open countryside, where a tree will have to suffice.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Jan 2017, 06:33
A declining species here but nice to see his African cousin Louis
Louis: I read yours and other comments about declining numbers. So I wasn't dreaming that house sparrows are on the decline in my country. So I googled the subject and it seems to be a world wide phenomenon. Main reasons being that modern building techniques, don't leave crevices for nesting, other nesting possibilities also on the decline and lack of invertebrate to feed the chicks. House sparrows are now red listed. Learned a lot today.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Jan 2017, 07:10
They are now a rarity in our country - ik hou van je foto!
Louis: Dankjewel. I read yours and other comments about declining numbers. So I wasn't dreaming that house sparrows are on the decline in my country. So I googled the subject and it seems to be a world wide phenomenon. Main reasons being that modern building techniques, don't leave crevices for nesting, other nesting possibilities also on the decline and lack of invertebrate to feed the chicks. House sparrows are now red listed. Learned a lot today.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 18 Jan 2017, 08:20
Sadly declining in this country, Louis
Louis: I read yours and other comments about declining numbers. So I wasn't dreaming that house sparrows are on the decline in my country. So I googled the subject and it seems to be a world wide phenomenon. Main reasons being that modern building techniques, don't leave crevices for nesting, other nesting possibilities also on the decline and lack of invertebrate to feed the chicks. House sparrows are now red listed. Learned a lot today.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Jan 2017, 08:48
There are a small flock here in St Ives, the first I have seen in the UK for some time. Impressive shot of what can be a very cheeky, but usually nervous bird.
Louis: Thank you, blackdog. https://www.rspb.org.uk/our-work/conservation/conservation-projects/details/198323-causes-of-population-decline-of-urban-house-sparrows-
Not as common here as they once were. A fine picture Louis
Louis: Thank you Bill. We also have less of them and there are similar reports from other countries. https://www.rspb.org.uk/our-work/conservation/conservation-projects/details/198323-causes-of-population-decline-of-urban-house-sparrows-
I wouldn't mind her/him in my house, Louis. What a tweetie-pie.
Louis: They are OK outside the house, otherwise it will be a never-ending clean-up smile
They are on the decline here too.
Louis: After what I learned today, I will look differently at house sparrow in future.
Bien jolie prise!
Louis: Merci Roland.
A fine shot of one of these lively little birds
Louis: Thank you, Martin
We certainly don't see anywhere near as many of these as we used to. They are delightful little birds.
Louis: Thanks Brian - yes, who would have thought that the most common bird of my youth, would end up on the red list still in my lifetime.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Jan 2017, 17:41
De Huis Mus.... Great shot and I am glad you told him to sit still and don't move...
Maar ik denk niet dat jij een 'huis-mus' bent.....
Louis: De uitdrukking kent ik wel - iemand is een echte huismus.
After a considerable number of years of not seeing a single house sparrow near my home, this year they've appeared again.
Louis: The ways of nature are strange at times, but it is good they are back.
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 19 Jan 2017, 01:43
What a sweetie. He has many cousins in our yard.
Louis: Glad to here they are prolific in some places. Thanks Beth.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 19 Jan 2017, 04:04
What a sweet bird. Sad that they are in decline. I hope they come back in numbers.
Louis: Yes, it is a pity. One can hope they stage a return.
the hose sparrow is such a delicate looking bird Louis...
it's a shame that they are declining the world over...
i' sure that our grandchildren will never see some of the things that we took for granted....petersmile

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