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HOUSE SPARROW STORY

A READER’S LETTER –

I like your article. I am very interested in any info on sparrows.

I found a baby house sparrow in my backyard last June. The mother never came back to feed it.

I syringe fed it and it now lives loose inside our home with us. I don’t clip his wings. He sleeps in my silk trees at night. He has a territory of our family room/kitchen and our bedroom/bath, that is all. He will not explore the rest of the home.

It doesn’t even try to go outside. He did spook and flew out one time when young but came right back to me the next morning when I yelled “YUM YUM” and he saw me eating.

New things and places scare him or anything which was not in his early experience. He is determined to stay on my shoulder when I blow dry my hair without fear but a new toy for his always open cage spooks him.  He thinks I am a play toy. He plays tug o war with my hair and even tries to put his beak up my nose when I nap.

A very curious bird! He likes to finger box me, what an aggressive bird! He will peck at my  eye or fingernail just for the fun of it.

He has no fear of my 6 dogs either, one is 150 lb newfoundland. He likes to dive in front of my newfoundland and beat them to the water bowl. He then will make him wait while he hangs upside down and takes a bath. What an attitude he has! He is the best!

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I was looking through some old readers comments and found this one about a pet sparrow.  I received this comment in January 2008.  I’m going to try and find out if they still have this little sparrow.   It would be interesting to know wouldn’t it

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MOST POPULAR ARTICLES FOR THE MONTH OF JULY

These are the most read articles in July 2009

 Two of these articles tell a story .  Number 1 was written in Feb 2009 – it was talking about a bird feeding problem.  The 3rd article is about the same problem.  I wrote it because I had received a very good solution about how to keep large birds off bird tables.  So the story has  unfolded and a bird feeding problem has been solved.

1. HOW TO KEEP PIGEONS OFF BIRD TABLES

 2.     BLACKBIRD IN USA WITH WHITE TAIL FEATHERS
This has been an interesting, ongoing source of discovery.  some reasons why blackbirds have white tail feathers  – CLICK HERE TO READ SOME OF THE REASONS 

3.  HOW TO KEEP PIGEONS AWAY FROM BIRD TABLES
This carries on from No. 1.  – another way to keep large birds off birdtables.

4.  BIRD TABLE FOR SALE

 5.  COVERED GROUND BIRD FEEDER – PRODUCT REVIEW 

 6. HOUSE SPARROW FACT SHEET

 7.  WOODPIGEONS STAGE A COO

 8. WHITE TAIL FEATHERED BLACKBIRD – How I became interested in blackbirds with some white feathers.

 9. HAWTHORN HEDGES FOR BIRDS – How hawthorn hedges can be used for roosting, food and protection

Strangely enough Article Number 10 shows how useful Hawthorn could be.

10. SPARROWHAWK WITH ITS TALONS ROUND A BLACKBIRD

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Hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the most Popular Posts for July 2009.

If you have any ideas for articles, or would like to write a guest article please let me know.

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