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Just taking a bath

By Loupix  
This species is one of the commonest birds of Europe and Asia, but it has been very successfully introduced to all other parts of the world. It is essentially a city bird, in this case my home town Tamworth.

The female lays three to eight eggs on the thick feather lining in the nest and both partners take turns incubating for 13 to 14 days. The young fledge within 17 days, and after they have left the nest the parents prepare to raise further broods - sometimes as many as four.

The diet consists chiefly of seeds, buds and the green parts of plants, supplemented in summer by insects.

The sparrow is mostly resident, although in autumn flocks may form which roam around the locality.

Photo Info:-

Exposure :- 1/320s @f/6.3
Exposure mode :- Auto
Exposure Program :- Normal
ISO speed :- 800
Focal Length :- 400
Metering mode :- Pattern
White balance :- Daylight

Tags: Canon Nature Eos General Sparrow Bird Tamworth Wildlife and nature

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Possum Plus
14 148 England
6 Apr 2007 10:46PM
This is a really well-timed shot, Reas, with some fantastic detail. We have some nesting here so look forward to a new brood very soon.
Allie
Libby_M 13 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2007 7:45AM
this is fab
colours and detail great
lightin fab
love shot like this
well seen caught and taken
libby
iajacks 15 24 England
30 Apr 2007 1:57PM
a touching interesting image that is well exicuted and pressented.

spot on ian

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