I was aiming the Nikon at the pretty male Superb Fairy-wren when a few House Sparrows wanted his spot in the old apple tree.

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The bossy birds did me a favour – the fairy-wren moved closer to my camera.

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Thanks for looking.

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Birds

Bird Antics

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This House Sparrow is in my neighbour’s Camellia bush.  Camellia’s are my mum’s favourite flower. (Nikon D3000)

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Sparrow in a Camellia Bush

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House Sparrow

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not down there…

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or in that tree …

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I wonder if that cameraperson knows..

 

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c’mon tell me… where’s my friend

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here I am, he says, popping out from under the roof

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sticky-beak!

(Nikon D3000, 200mm lens)

Thanks for looking.

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House Sparrows

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Old World Sparrow

House sparrows were introduced to eastern Australia from Britain between 1863 and 1870 according to Birds In Backyards. (This is another bird destroyed on sight in Western Australia.)  Sparrows are large finches. They breed all year round, concentrating on Spring and Summer. Male and Female bond for life.

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I’ve just read about the Eurasian Tree Sparrow. On introduction, it never spread like the house sparrow and is confined to southern New South Wales and Central Victoria. I think I’ve seen them here, too.

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Thanks for looking.

Do have a great weekend.  🙂

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