(Entry #2) Our invasive friends, the house sparrows, called in the scientific world Passer domesticus. They are old world sparrows, Passeridae, and true sparrows, Passer. Apparently they are supposed to have a lot of other names, in just about every language.
The male is for the most part gray, with a black face and a brown head, and brown wings. The female is a sort of light gray or brown, with brown stripes down the back. No juvenile observations yet, but there will be! They're nesting here.
By sound you can barely tell them apart from an indigo bunting. By color, you definitely can. But not from most other sparrows. Honestly I haven't observed a single different kind of sparrow, so I can't tell them from other types.
Beak type suggests a peaceful berry-eating bird, although I suppose they also eat some bugs. Maybe even some small mammals... it's not all in size, you know. It's the little ones as are fierce little buggers. I haven't seen them feed yet.
They are awfully common birds. They are very successful invasive birds, apparently.
Somehow that's about it. I don't know how I could have so little to say about these very common easy to observe birds. I suppose there will be updates, as soon as I can find anything else out fascinating about these sparrows, or if I find another type.
I like observing animals, especially birds. I also take care of the goats. I like goats.
My assistant photographer! She also takes care of African geese.
Another assistant photographer! She takes care of the rabbits, and the hutch is teeming with crawly things.