Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration


I have a great admiration for nature as expressed below with the common house sparrow.

This House Sparrow preferred to nest in a natural site such as this hole within the dead tree in lieu of a  manmade structure such as eaves or walls of buildings, street lights, and nest boxes.  The tree is rooted on a sandy beach with tidal salt water.  Although the sparrows are not fish eaters, they find plenty of insects in the area.

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I would visit this sparrow and its family just about every day and take a series of photos.  This day I noticed the junvenile made its maiden flight out of its nest to perch on a nearby beach shrub.  It wasn’t a graceful landing but it was able to cling to a twig.  I could hear its squeak and see its eyes searching for its Mother.

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Not far from the juvenile the mother watched protectively, and to assure the young juvenile it would sing encouraging chirps to let it know she was nearby.  She seemed to say I fed you and gave you sheleter, now it is your time to learn to fend for yourself.  I will teach you to hunt for food and  be aware of the dangers of life.  Through time you will go,  bring life and teach your young.

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At times we overlook these  little birds in admiration of the scenery.   We hear their joyful singing but miss seeing them due to the blend of colors that surround these small birds.

I hope this brings excitement, joy and happiness.   Comments are encouraged

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17 thoughts on “Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration

  1. So many of the common things we overlook, yet they can teach us so much, like the little sparrow.
    I have a habit of visiting the blogs who post right next to mine on the WP photo challenge – principle of synchroniity and all that. This week its your turn. I’ve enjoyed reading about sparrow medicine. thank you. 🙂

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  2. Nice photo of the sparrow in the tree with it’s young.
    They usually built their nest in our chimney every year which has to be removed before we can light a fire in the last autumn, which is now in New Zealand,

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  3. These little birds are in abundance. Here in the United States we see nests built under the Eaves of roofs and in chimneys. The house sparrows are so comfortable around people. I probably could have them eat out of my hand. Thank you for commenting

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