Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God. ~ Psalm 84:3

Common Sparrow Lovely little birds that I see less and less of these days.

House Sparrow

Male House Sparrow-- left inner arm, brown ink outline only, holding maybe lavender

The Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Passer montanus; Eurasia and Southeast Asia. This species has been introduced to the United States.

emuwren: “ The Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Passer montanus; Eurasia and Southeast Asia. This species has been introduced to the United States.

Tree Sparrow

House Sparrow, Sparrow Bird, Sparrows, Us, Trees, Management, Beautiful Birds, Nature, Photos

Sparrow - God knows the beauty inside me.  He loves me even though I do not have the outside beauty of the other birds.

Sparrow - God knows the beauty inside me. He loves me even though I do not have the outside beauty of the other birds. Just like he loves us!

Song Sparrow - when he sings his unique song, I know Spring is really here.  I love to watch the birds.  They are such wonderful parents, constantly flying back and forth to take care of their young.  It was one of my mother's favorite birds as well.

Song Sparrow - when he sings his unique song, I know Spring is really here. I love to watch the birds. They are such wonderful parents, constantly flying back and forth to take care of their young. It was one of my mother's favorite birds as well.

English house sparrows are one of my favorite birds because they stay up north all year, you can always find them and they are fun to watch and the males are so pretty with their little chin bibs.

Tips for Photographing Birds in Flight

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I love the songs of the sparrow.  I remember hearing them while growing up in our homestead at Talkeetna Alaska and their songs comfort me today.   White Crowned Sparrow!

I love the songs of the sparrow. I remember hearing them while growing up in our homestead at Talkeetna Alaska and their songs comfort me today. (Another pinner and I love it!

FOX SPARROW (Passerella iliaca) - breed in thickets and chaparral across northern North America & south along the western mountains. They forage on leaf litter and bare ground, usually under dense cover. During the breeding season they eat mainly insects. They find their prey with a “double-scratch” involving a hop forward and an immediate hop back, during which they simultaneously scratch both feet backwards through the leaf litter--I see them do this all the time in my Auburn backyard!

Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) is a large American sparrow. It is the only member of the genus Passerella.

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