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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 :- 1/20s @f/10
Exposure mode :- Auto
Exposure Program :- Aperture Priority
ISO speed :- 400
Focal Length :- 200
Metering mode :- Pattern
White balance :- Daylight

This was a difficult shoot using only a focal length of 200, this helped me realise the importance of a more powerful zoom.

I left quite a lot of the tree in the frame as I liked the texture; I personally think it adds to the photo.

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

Voters: Davidmet, phil_j, ewartwilson and 17 more

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liparig 16 233 United States
16 Mar 2007 11:10PM
great shot love the pose of the bird and the presentation of the photo well done
Captsaigon 17 1 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2007 11:16PM
Beautiful shot,good depth of field
phil_j 14 134 4 England
16 Mar 2007 11:41PM
Great pose, lovely shot.

Libby_M 14 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2007 6:00AM
what a nice pose
great shot
lammie 16
17 Mar 2007 9:13AM
Lovely shot. Well captured.
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
17 Mar 2007 4:15PM
Super shot. I quite agree about leaving in some BG. It helps the complete picture.
18 Mar 2007 12:21AM
Good composition.

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