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Urban Friend

By ringyneck  
Here he is.....he's back.
After a terrible decline over the years they are clawing their way back.
Over the last 20 years my garden has become a wasteland for birds......either the Sparrowhawk or a host of cats to blame !!! So am glad to see this and a few other Sparrows have been having a flit around the edges of my garden...this was a grab shot as he was trying to find out what I was doing in the garden....I always have the camera ready just in case.

Please see LARGE + F 11

On AP @ f 8, 1/640, iso 800 and 400mm with spot metering and -0.7 ex comp.

Tags: Birds Return General Friend Sparrow Urban House Mate Wildlife and nature

Voters: Iain_Proudfoot, dharker, wideangler and 38 more

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dharker 17 13 1 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2010 9:21AM
Pin sharp focus ringyneck! Your model looks a little chirpy too! lol! Lovely to celebrate a once much more common bird... and good to see them recovering! Nice one!
wideangler 14 8 Wales
13 Jun 2010 9:31AM
Great shot!
ringyneck 16 315 18 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2010 9:42AM
Thanks both..
DAVE...yes he seems to think he is a Robin...very nosey.

Nettles 16 England
13 Jun 2010 10:00AM
Super capture, glad they are returning.
Amanita05 13 11 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2010 10:46AM
Great Pose! Good news that they are making a comeback!!!

andymark 13 1 England
13 Jun 2010 10:51AM
very nice shot
andylea 14 37 1 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2010 11:55AM
great comp wonerful detail and colours a cracker keith nice one Wink
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
13 Jun 2010 11:56AM
Very well posed and very nicely captured, Keith. Don't see many of these around these days, so it's good to see them returning.
TrevB Smile
pluckyfilly 16 351 33 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2010 3:04PM
I think this is a superb shot and love to see the sparrow as you say "clawing their way back" I am getting a few in my garden again, lovely to see
Maiwand 16 3 73 England
13 Jun 2010 3:53PM
Well done. A great ' grab' shot. Love these cheeky fellas.
Oliverpants 14 2 2 England
13 Jun 2010 4:36PM
Fabulous shot - you can have a few of mine - I am over run with them and dunnocks - they make one hell of a racket all sat in my berberis. Ann
13 Jun 2010 6:22PM
Love the way he is looking at you! Great colours. We've got a flock of sparrows in our garden - including some fledgelings despite the neighbours' cats that I'd quite like to stay in their own gardens - and I love watching them.
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2010 9:59PM
He looks like he is pleased to see you too... he's saying, hey! it's me back! quick ...you want a photo?
great shot
ringyneck 16 315 18 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2010 10:08PM
Thanks everyone.......

Yes he is a character...just after he...well I think it was him...popped over to another fence and wanted to see what me and my son were up to.
At one time we saw about 4...too quick to see if it was a family though.

pamelajean Plus
17 1.8k 2289 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2010 11:10PM
You captured his curiosity perfectly, nice dof.
barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2010 8:18AM
What a delightful expression you have captured here

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