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photoblog image House Sparrow

House Sparrow

Once very common in virtually every garden numbers  fell by over 70% between 1971 and 2008. 

House Sparrow

Once very common in virtually every garden numbers  fell by over 70% between 1971 and 2008. 

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Joli oiseau bien photographié.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Martine
a fine close up on this familiar character, Bill. i wonder if some people considered them to be pests and introduced measures that contributed to this decline?
Bill Phillips: I think it had something to do with people replacing wooden fascias with plastic on their houses Ayush
Terrific shot, Bill! He's got a mouth full!
We have plenty of them here... I wonder (as does Ayush) why they've declined in England.
Bill Phillips: I think it might have been something to do with replacing wooden fascias on houses with plastic
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Sep 2019, 05:35
An excellent image. Sparrows seem to live in colonies, they are gregarious birds. Sometimes I encounter them in a bush or ticket. They give themselves away by making a lot of sparrow natter..
Bill Phillips: They're delightful boids
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 30 Sep 2019, 05:36
That is a shocking statistic Bill, I wonder what the reason was.
Bill Phillips: I seem to recall that it was something to do with people replacing wooden fascias on houses with plastic
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 Sep 2019, 06:25
Yes, we have the same situation, a fabulous iamge!
Bill Phillips: Thanks Philine.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Sep 2019, 08:41
This is just amazing picture, Bill. I think we all killed the sparrow by having cut the trees in between houses, pave the backyard and just don't pay attention to their needs....
Bill Phillips: We have a lot to answer for Astrid
  • Ray
  • Prasat, Thailand
  • 30 Sep 2019, 11:25
What an excellent image you have for us, today!
Bill Phillips: I am obliged to you Ray
The statistics must be similar here. I rarely see them now an they were very common in the past. Swallows suffered great losses and ars slowly coming back.

This is a marvellous photo!!
Bill Phillips: Sad to see so many things in decline. Pleased you like this picture
Yes, we took them for granted. A fine shot Bill.
Bill Phillips: We took many things for granted Frank.... now we wish we hadn't
They are generally quite drab but with a fine close shot like this we can see more interesting detail.
Bill Phillips: They have great personality
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 30 Sep 2019, 20:48
Great shot ...
Bill Phillips: Thank you kindly Comrade
Very good Sir.
Bill Phillips: I am obliged to you
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 1 Oct 2019, 05:23
stats are so sad on the bird population of the world
Bill Phillips: Many are in decline as we destroy their habitat
Well captured shot.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Brian

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