We have so much going on this week, I’m taking the rest of the week off from blogging. I’ll visit you as I can, but won’t be posting. Your regularly scheduled programming should return on Monday. Be safe, and blessed.
This week on Wild Bird Wednesday, I’m featuring the ever-prolific House Sparrow. They are a common bird, and often overlooked.
Though a non-native bird to the U.S., House Sparrows can be found throughout the nation. They were introduced into Brooklyn, New York in the 1850s and within fifty years were found as far west as the Rocky Mountains.
They can be seen hanging around and inside traffic-light fixtures, signs on businesses, and begging food at any outdoor eatery.
Many birds in the United States are protected species; however the humble House Sparrow’s nests can be destroyed without fear of punishment. They are known to run native birds, like bluebirds, out of nesting boxes.
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We got rain today! It wasn’t much, and most of it turned to steam on the hot parking lots. House sparrows were eager to take advantage of a small puddle that formed. Sorry for low picture quality, I only had my phone/camera with me.