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Friday, June 11, 2010

Feather Friday

Ram's G-Mom here. Today's Feather Friday birdie is the House Sparrow. The average House Sparrow is 5 3/4" in length. The male is brown streaked with black above, with gray cheeks, crown, underparts and rump. The female is more uniformly brown, lacking the gray on the rump and crown and the black on the head and throat. These look like male sparrows to me.
The house sparrow is basically a seedeater, but it will eat a wide variety of food, including shoots, flowers and insects. House sparrows often come to feeders, as you can see, and make a good living from food put out for birds in yards and parks. They do eat bread I throw out on the lawn.
In spring, males sparrows will chase each other chirping wildly, and mill about, apparently fighting. The object of the fuss in one female, who fends the suitors off, aided by her chosen mate. The nest may be no more than a lining of feathers brought by both sexes, and is used through the winter. The usual nesting site is a hole or crevice in a building.
I hope you enjoyed this weeks Feather Friday!


Frankie Furter said...

I did. I really did. I look forward to Feather Friday!!!
I also look forward to you Beautiful R.W.& B. bloggie... hehehe

Draco and his Mom said...

We have those birds at our house and they even make nests in our window between the glass and trellis stuff. We get to watch the little birds hatch and grow. We like Friday Feathers also.

Remington said...

Great post! I love those little guys!

3 doxies said...

Well gosh, I nevers realized I'd get a tutorial about da birds and da bees...oh, you didn't say nuttin bout bees did you...hehehe!
Ok, I'll be serious now. Those piktures are amazingly close...wow! I'm kinda embaressed to say this but I pay more attention to birdies on blogs than the ones in my own yard.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I have those!

It is fun to watch them khome to the planter saucer we have fur the birds to drink from and bathe in!

Happy Weekend!


JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

We have sparrows here too!
But ours don't eat kind of suet or seed cakes like that. Just loose seed.
Thanks for sharing these pics!

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