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© Donald Garrett
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UploadedJanuary 11, 2013
TakenJanuary 11, 2013
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D60
Exposure1/125 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length300 mm
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This little female house sparrow is carefully guarding the bird house below. She has just stepped out for a break after standing guard at the portal quite a long time.
Update Jan. 31: The sparrows did NOT build a nest in the little house!

13 responses

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (11 Jan 2013):

    So amazing how they nest, great image.

  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (11 Jan 2013):

    She doesn't look pregnant. How many months?


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (11 Jan 2013):

    I love the triangle in this composition.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (11 Jan 2013):

    I think that the crazy Tn. weather that we have been having has really done a number on the birds. I have never seen them so protective of the houses here at home when it is NOT nesting time.

  • Lew Harford

    Lew Harford gave props (11 Jan 2013):

    Nice image. Great depth of field and detail

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (11 Jan 2013):

    Fab image

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (11 Jan 2013):

    fab dof, subdued colours, details, and balance

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (11 Jan 2013):

    so cool! i second do we know she's preggers?

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (12 Jan 2013):


  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (12 Jan 2013):

    Beautiful shot! I remember you saying that you shoot your bird pictures through your office window... The birds are having a rough time here today where we live with our blowing snow and we are having to feed them more often to keep them supplied with food ... they burn off a lot of energy just to keep warm.

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (12 Jan 2013):

    Up north here, we have a difficult time keeping all the house sparrows from nesting in our awning struts throughout the summer. They are English sparrows which are an alien species introduced into this country. Good shot, Don.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon said (12 Jan 2013):

    A great shot of this little birdie! Doesn`t take much to get these sparrows in the nesting mood, lol.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (13 Jan 2013):

    Wonderful photo of this little house sparrow!

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