The House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) is probably not the most popular bird in Australia. This largish finch is not native to these shores and in much of the country is technically a pest species.
Well, I can understand all that — and if they had never been brought here from Europe it would have been a good thing, but here they are, and I still like them for their robust familiarity and the memory inducing sound of their calls.
They were all around me as a kid, and I still like to catch up with them. This is a male of the species that I found at (believe it or not) Werribee Sewage Works.
Hope everyone is well - and I really will try to visit your blogs this week.
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