House Sparrow

This little fellow is a house sparrow (Passer domesticus) a bird that occurs in most of Europe and much of Asia and has been introduced to many countries around the world.

Here in England when I was a boy we would have thought just a very common small bird. Sadly today as I write this they are by no means as common as they once were, as a child I recall seeing hundreds of them perched on telephone wires. These days the most I would see at any one time is perhaps a dozen (12). In Britain it is believed that over the last 20-30 years numbers of house sparrows have fallen by around 60-65%.

We can all do a little bit to help birds like the above male house sparrow, by perhaps having a bird table with food, hanging a feeder in the garden (as above), maybe putting a bird box or even several in our gardens. Think how dull our world would be without them.

By 1ajasper1gf1h

How I got Here...
I was walking down to make a coffee in Saltaire at Massarella's Art Gallery where my friend at a shop. I was mooching about there... My good friend Ellen used to a medical rep. She then said i dont want to worry you but I have called 999 for a ambulance... She then said look at the mirror in bathroom.... then.. I woke in hospital...
Then 5 months later... I have become Disabled.. Stroke, I lost ... job, flat, not mention my car... now at last I look much better...
So much for dreams... I ran with that for about 5 years, every day taking a photograph to put on site.

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