Just another rainy day Sparrow... by LjMaxx

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What is the most abundant songbird in North America? Next time you’re driving around town, compare the number of House Sparrows you see to the number of our native songbirds you see. There are estimates that there are twice as many sparrows across the country as all other native songbirds combined — a really sad statistic considering the house sparrow is not even a native bird of North America.

The House Sparrow, actually the Weaver Finch, which is the subject of all the “sparrow controversy,” should not be confused with any of our numerous native sparrows such as the Grasshopper Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, etc. In fact, the House Sparrow and the Eurasian Tree Sparrow, are the only non-native sparrows in North America. So, for the sake of clarity, whenever I refer to the general term “sparrow,” I am referring solely to the non-native House Sparrow.

“Closely connected with the Greek tale is the Servian story of the dragon whose “strength” (snaga_) lies in a sparrow, which is inside a dove, inside a hare, inside a boar, inside a dragon (_ajdaya) which is in a lake, near a royal city. " — Russian Fairy Tales A Choice Collection of Muscovite Folk-lore

He is tired of the wet and chilly weather. It is supposed to be Spring… We are both starting to get a seasonally affected disorder. Not good. I need the nice weather to begin and last more than a day… That’s all folks.. Shot taken in Ct. during the Month of April. Just a Spring Rains begin here in the North East.

For more interesting Sparrow facts click :Here":http://audubon-omaha.org/bbbox/ban/hsbyse.htm


  • karldenton
    karldentonalmost 7 years ago

    Well done young lady! Nice capture and I agree lets get summer going :~)

  • Well Thank you.. This Sparrow was looking how I was feeling today out there on my deck… HE did not even try to fly away.. SAD for sure! :)

    – LjMaxx

  • melynda blosser
    melynda blosseralmost 7 years ago

    well captured, and with the weather i agree, like today in 40’s tomorrow 60’s,,such a beautiful little bird

  • Isn’t it awful.. not at all like it should be this month.. I wore a coat today and was still cold & wind blown… Thanks for commenting… I appreciate it…:)

    – LjMaxx

  • Boban
    Bobanalmost 7 years ago

    Fantastic ……………….. B.

  • Hi Bob… Yes.. hoping this weather changes soon.. I have had enough.. It took down al the blossoms off my apple trees. Thanks for the support.. :)

    – LjMaxx

  • Matthew Reed
    Matthew Reedalmost 7 years ago

    just a wonderful shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! awesome… I love it.

  • Hi Matthew. Thanks so much.. :)

    – LjMaxx

  • jesika
    jesikaalmost 7 years ago

    Great shot, good composition & reflection.

  • Hello Jesika. Thank you.. This Sparrow reflects my feelings today… Hope it is better weather where u r… :)

    – LjMaxx

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1almost 7 years ago

    lovely capture Lj

  • Darn rain & cold & wind again today… Whipping all around me.. yuk. but.. Thank you… :)

    – LjMaxx

  • eyestrange
    eyestrangealmost 7 years ago

    WoW Lj – Doubly WoW – this is gobsmacking

  • Hi there E.S. Thank you .:)

    – LjMaxx

  • Kate Towers IPA
    Kate Towers IPAalmost 7 years ago

    wow , u nailed this, clarity and reflection , everything is spot on

  • Hello Kate… Thanks for commenting.. ;;)) dble :)’s 4 u…

    – LjMaxx

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsalmost 7 years ago

    Wonderful clarity on this image love it. ~ your right another rainy day here too, time we had some sunshune.

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaalmost 7 years ago

    I can’t tell what he’s standing on but it sure gives a lovely reflection!

  • Rain water gathering on my deck railing in the wind & cold of it all too… Glad you liked the reflection though.. He was a cutie..

    – LjMaxx

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