Saturday, 4 June 2011
recently fledged sparrows (Passer domesticus L.)
Earlier in the day we had watched three imm. sparrow and 2 ad ♀ sparrow feeding on the bird table. The young birds gaping and begging in order to be fed by the ads. My effort to photograph the activity, only succeeded in flushing the birds.
However, this time a full washing line, provided an impromptu hide from behind which I could snap these two young house sparrow as they settled on the back wall of the garden - you can clearly see the yellow of their gape.
( N.b. The lighting of these photos is a little odd because of the haze of the washing line in the foreground).