Three male House Sparrows (Passer domesticus) beg for bread handouts as people enjoy a lunch outside in downtown Seattle, WA. These birds are quite resourceful in the urban environment and add a lovely song to the perpetual din of traffic and air-exchange systems. Like crows, rock pigeons, gulls and a myriad other life-forms, the little brown sparrows have adopted human beings as close companions, even though the relationship is not always free of risk.

Canon Rebel T1i (500D)
Canon EF 70-200mm 1:4 L USM
200mm, 1/200 sec, f / 5.6, -1/3 EV, ISO 200
Hand-held

South Downtown, Seattle, WA
28 Feb 2010

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Comments

  • redladyart
    redladyartover 4 years ago

    Oh they’re so beautiful! Great shot! :)

  • Thank you, Sharon.

    – Wolf Read

  • Barbara Applegate
    Barbara Applegateover 4 years ago

  • Thanks, Barbara.

    – Wolf Read

  • Jon Lees
    Jon Leesover 4 years ago

    a lovely urban shot!

  • Thank you, Jon.

    – Wolf Read

  • Wendy  Slee
    Wendy Sleeover 4 years ago

    what dear little birds! Your images are so wonderful!

  • Thanks much, Wendy. Glad you like my photos.

    – Wolf Read

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 4 years ago

    How beautiful!

  • Thank you, Ellen.

    – Wolf Read

  • Akkra
    Akkraover 4 years ago

    Aww great shot, they’re so cheeky and brazen :o) They may not be glamorous, but they’re my favourite bird.

  • Thank you Akkra. I enjoy these birds too. I like the species that do not mind the company of humans.

    – Wolf Read

  • carlosramos
    carlosramosover 4 years ago

    Fabulous image outstanding work! I

  • Thank you, carlosramos.

    – Wolf Read

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