Wet House Sparrows

House Sparrows splashing in a puddle

Father House Sparrow feeding son

Male house sparrow feeding young male. One reason to keep your feeders up in summer is so that the parent birds can feed the babies! Suet is one of the first things many birds feed their babies so it’s very important to leave it up all year.

White House Sparrow

White House Sparrow from earlier this year.

Half white House Sparrow

Rare half white house sparrow. His tail and back are white. There are two like this in our yard.

Young male House Sparrow

Young male House Sparrow eating birdseed

Young male or female House Sparrow?

See this House Sparrow every day. It looks like a female house sparrow but it has black spots near its legs. Young males don’t normally look like this. It looks to be an adult. There is another sparrow like this with balck spots only near its legs. Young males normally only have it under their chin. I saw a half-white male House Sparrow a couple of days ago. All near his tail was white.

House Sparrow?

Is this a House Sparrow? It looks different than the ones that normally visit. It looks like a normal sparrow but it’s mostly gray.

House Sparrow Fledgling

This female House was opening her yellow beak very wide and licking the top of her mouth. She was also blinking a lot. She looked newly fledged and smaller than the other House Sparrow fledglings that visit our feeder. She was on our fence and wasn’t eating seeds.

House Sparrow Fledglings

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House Sparrow nest in my hanging basket on the porch

House Sparrow nesting attempt with three live young in a hanging basket on my front porch.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology