Friday, June 29, 2012

The House Sparrow (English Sparrow)

House (English) Sparrow
Affectionately know as the "Sputzie", this is the most common of all is everywhere. You would have to be blind not to see at least one of these little buggers every day... on your front lawn, your sidewalk, your bird feeder.

They are all over Europe and Asia too.  Eight pairs of sputzies were brought here in 1850 to rid shade trees of the inch worm.  The rest is history.

This, however, is only one of the many species of sparrows that exist in North America.  There are many more, and many of these will be dealt with as our "Bird of the Day" series proceeds.

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