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Monthly Image: Sparrow Fledging Season

We noticed far more sparrows than usual in the garden, some flying clumsily, then saw both adults feeding a nestling peering from the nesting box:

Sparrow fledgling watching the world

Sparrow fledgling watching the world

Our presence interrupted the regular feeding pattern, stalling the male sparrow atop the utility pole with a tempting snack in his beak:

Male sparrow with insect

Male sparrow with insect

Even when it’s time to leave, just thinking about growing up and joining the world makes you tired:

Sparrow fledgling looking tired

Sparrow fledgling looking tired

May they all eat many garden insects!

Taken with the Sony DSC-H5 and tele extender lens, zoomed all the way in, with a touch of manual focus and exposure override.

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