A very curious and bold House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) takes a look at the photographer. One Flickr member (“birder7”) commented on this photo:
“Most folks won’t give the time of day to a House Sparrow, you have given it immortality. Beautiful.”
It is a shame that the House Sparrow is not seen as exotic enough to be interesting to many people. These are magnificent birds.
Canon Rebel XSi (450D)
Canon EF 70-200mm 1:4 L USM
200mm, 1/1600 sec, f / 4.5, -1/3 EV, ISO 200
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, Ladner, BC
17 Jul 2009