English House Sparrow
by Judy Ranson
English House Sparrows are not native, but were introduced by the English. They are quite abundant in most of the USA. In fact, where I grew up in New Jersey, they are considered a nuisance bird. Every year they built a nest in our birdhouse. We used to feed them stale bread crumbs. I found this photo of a male on the internet. Note the short white wingbar near its shoulder.Comment
Thanks Judy and Fred! You are absolutely right.
I guess it was the reddish color in the photo that threw me off. Susan