Thursday, 25 July 2013

House Sparrow moulting..................................................................................

Some of the garden birds are losing their feathers... new will replace the old quite soon

This little House Sparrow is bearing it's chest to the world.

Camera Critters

20 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

Before I started following birding blogs, I had no idea that a bird could molt. I have paid attention since and noticed quite a few come and go with strange looking feather-do's. Your photo of this little sparrow is lovely.

TexWisGirl said...

poor scraggly thing. :)

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Andrew Good shot although she does look awful at present.

Gillena Cox said...

good capture

much love...

Heather Wilde said...

Bless, not looking it's best, just as well it's so warm at the moment :)

Carole M. said...

it's not just us that suffer from 'bad-hair- days ....

Kay L. Davies said...

Looks like someone pulled out the chest feathers. A super photo, however.
K

SweetPotatoMayas said...

Even when scruffy, they have a special scruffy cuteness, these birds!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I like sparrows! I'm a commoner too!

Brian King said...

Of all the House Sparrows we have here, I've never seen one molting.

The Herald said...

Andrew, I'm sure she'll soon be back to looking as beautiful as ever!...[;o)

Tojav said...

Plucked sparrow. Poor guy.

NatureFootstep said...

poor one. They look terrible during the process. But that is how it works.

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Its the nature of this bird.. they will out grow of it.

Nancy said...

Reminds me of when my chickens molt, which is never a pretty experience. :)

Michelle said...

poor thing

Gunilla Bäck said...

Poor thing although it looks worse than it is as I found out when I had budgies.

Stewart M said...

Not looking his best really! But we all have to change clothes!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Terri said...

He's probably enjoying the breeze!

Harley Wilde said...

It looks a bit scruffie