House Sparrow [Passer domesticus] ~ 2016 #11

House Sparrow
House Sparrow ~ Canada Place, Vancouver, BC ~ Jan 10, 2016

With my blog my main goal is to see how many species of birds I can capture (with my camera) and identify each year. Sometimes it means though that the qualifying pictures aren’t of the best quality. Usually I have other pictures in my archive that I can us to supplement the post.

That is the case with entry #11 for 2016, the House Sparrow. My son and I went downtown to Canada Place as we were going to check out “Fly Over Canada” (which was really good, Mac and I gave it two thumbs up!!) The sun was shining and I brought my camera with me to snap some shots while walking around downtown. While at Canada Place I saw a House Sparrows singing in a tree (see picture above). He was too high and didn’t sit still for very long so the picture doesn’t exactly show what a nice looking bird it is. (see below for some more flattering pictures)

House Sparrow
House Sparrow (female) ~ George C Reifel Bird Sanctuary, Delta, BC ~ Nov 2015

House Sparrows are not related to the other North American sparrows and are differently shaped [from All About Birds]. The House Sparrow is actually native to Europe, but is now one of North America’s more common species.

House Sparrow
House Sparrow (male) ~ George C Reifel Bird Sanctuary, Delta, BC ~ Apr 2015

OTHER POSTS FEATURING THE HOUSE SPARROW:
House Sparrow [Passer domesticus] ~ #36

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