Backyard Bully!

House Sparrow

F/6.3, 1/320, ISO 1600.

House Sparrow

Black and White  Day 2 of 5

Day 90 / 365

This little guy was bullying all the other birds today. So small yet so feisty.

Interesting Fact: The House Sparrow takes frequent dust baths. It throws soil and dust over its body feathers, just as if it were bathing with water. In doing so, a sparrow may make a small depression in the ground, and sometimes defends this spot against other sparrows. ( http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/House_Sparrow/lifehistory )

I was challenged by Cynthia at http://cynthiamvoss.wordpress.com/  to take up the Black and White 5-Day Challenge.  Part of the fun is to nominate another blogger, one on each day.

Today, I nominate Maggie of https://magscorner.wordpress.com/ Maggie, if you accept, the goal is to post one B&W photo each day for five days, and to nominate a fellow blogger each day to join in.

There is no pressure to accept this challenge. It’s just for fun!    🙂

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18 Comments

  1. Nice, our sparrows come second to weavers, who refers to rock pigeons, they dominate, but I am starting to see that various species feed at various times, late last evening, when all was gone, little waxbills fed. Nice fact about dust.

  2. Beautiful B&W of the little House Sparrow. This challenge sounds like a lot of fun and I appreciate you thinking of me. My life is just so busy right now I do not have the time to add anything to it. Thank you so much for the mice compliment on my bird pictures. I am not a photographer so the compliment coming from you means a lot to me. I really enjoy taking pictures when I can grab a few minutes to do so. Thanks again. Hugs Maggie

    • Thank you so much for replaying to me. Your photos are amazing and you should keep then going when every you have time. Happy blogging. 🙂

    • Thank you very much. I am glad that you enjoyed my work, always happy to hear that. Thank you for stopping by and sharing that with me. 🙂

    • Hahaha. Maybe if he stops bullying other birds and eating their food, he will be a little bit slimmer. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Happy Blogging! 🙂

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