Tuesday, 8 October 2013

House Sparrows never fail to amuse me............................................................

The birds I see the most in my garden at the moment are the House Sparrows... up to a dozen at a time.

 Comical little birds to watch on the feeders...

 ...and just as happy picking up scraps on the ground.

 Sneaking off into the bushes so they don't have to share.

They are almost as acrobatic as the Blue Tit's... curling their tails up to balance as they feed.

I just had to share this scruffy juvenile Goldfinch from this morning...
...he will soon have his red and black mask... beautiful garden visitors.

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday

21 comments:

Joop Zand said...

Very good photo's....i like the sharpness, light and colors...... that last one is really a beauty.

Greetings, Joop

TexWisGirl said...

these are fine shots, andrew!

ADRIAN said...

The Goldfinch is I suspect a baby. It is a bit scruffy though.

Rajesh said...

It is always nice to see this house sparrows. They are always singing.

Stephanie said...

Excellent closeups.

Pantherka said...

It is wonderful Andrew, beautiful photos.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Fantastic images you've captured. "Love" the Goldfinch.

mick said...

Great photos and very beautiful garden visitors.

Bob Bushell said...

I love the Sparrows, and the young Goldfinch, superb.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Cute birds! All birds are fun to watch.

eileeninmd said...

Cute sparrows and poses! I do love your Goldfinch!

Carole M. said...

lovely photos again Drew and is the Goldfinch a spin-off from the sparrow? They are much alike, again, like a canary too....

Brian King said...

Great clarity and detail! These are great photos! We usually get quite a few House Sparrows at the feeders.

HansHB said...

Lovely photos!

Betty Luckhurst said...

I see a lot of sparrows and they are just as cute as can be! Your shots are great and I sure hope that the little goldfinch is looking a lot better by now!

Karen said...

I like the little guys. I sometimes have as many as 20-30 in my yard at a time.

In regards to your squirrel problems, just baffle your feeder poles.

Carletta said...

Cute birds and wonderful captures Andrew!

Our photos said...

Beautiful birds photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

The Herald said...

Sadly a declining species, although they appear to be doing well in a number of places at the moment. It's always fun to watch these cheeky little characters and the antics that they get up to around the feeders....[;o)

Kenneth C Schneider said...

Funny how I got used to ignoring House Sparrows until I moved to the mountains of New Mexico, where they are rarely seen. Had only one at our feeder the entire eleven years we lived there. Now, near the Florida Everglades they are also quite scarce, though we can find them in shopping center parking lots.

EG CameraGirl said...

The goldfinch does look a tad scruffy, doesn't it?

House finches are indeed fun to watch. And forever hungry...or is that just my imagination? ;)