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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Lisbeth » Thu Oct 09, 2014 2:30 pm

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Lisbeth » Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:02 pm

In Denmark

A blurred House Sparrow

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A wagtail

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Male blackbird

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Mel » Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:39 pm

For your house sparrow - is the top of the head grey or brown?
Brown would be a field (?) sparrow. Sorry, no proper translation for it.
But at least over here they are far less common than a house sparrow.
Or at least I haven't seen many in my life so far...
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Lisbeth » Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:59 pm

Looks brown.... It is heavily cut.

I have never really looked at the sparrows lol :o0ps:
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Mel » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:20 pm

Lisbeth wrote:Looks brown....
Looks brown in the cropped version as well. \O Not house sparrow then. X#X
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Dewi » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:41 pm

0/* Lis & Mel,

The sparrow is a Tree Sparrow. \O As well as the brown cap, check out the white cheeks with black markings on them as well.

Beware if you see one where you live now Lis, with a brown cap, as there is a hybrid of House and Spanish Sparrow that is sometimes called the "Italian" Sparrow. \O
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Mel » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:43 pm

Aha, it's called tree sparrow in English. Thanks, Dewi. \O
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Lisbeth » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:56 pm

Methinks that I must start looking at the sparrows ;-) :yes:
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Flutterby » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:51 am

Do Italian Sparrows eat spaghetti? lol

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Dewi » Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:25 pm

Not sure Flutt's, but Spätzle does translate as Little Sparrow. O** =O:
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