This cheerful species is
perhaps more connected to humans than any other. It can be seen over
huge areas of the world from inner cities to dusty Australian outback.
Much overlooked by birders these birds can provide plenty of
I once had one singing on the back deck of a pipelay barge in the
middle of the North Sea - whether it had flown out there or came aboard
as some kind of stowaway I don't know
One of the books I remember reading best as a child "Sold for
a Farthing" and was about a House
Sparrow in England during the blitz.
Sparrows can be rarities - a number of well known rarity islands
consider them a pretty good bird.
They are less than annual on Hernar
This bird may well have some Spanish Sparrow in its ancestory,
05 October 2006
All shots below taken in my garden at Tjeldstø in
Øygarden, Norway, January 2010