Fortunately we don't have house sparrows at our current home in semi rural Central Ohio. They were a common site in our neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio. Click on this article if you are considering building bird boxes for songbirds. Definitely not a favorite bird of mine.

Fortunately we don't have house sparrows at our current home in semi rural Central Ohio. They were a common site in our neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio. Click on this article if you are considering building bird boxes for songbirds. Definitely not a favorite bird of mine.

A lady sparrow. To differentiate between sparrows, I started with this one. The light stripe behind the eyes and plain breast are tell-tale signs. Once you've locked in these characteristics, it becomes much easier to pick out less common but similar-looking birds.

A lady sparrow. To differentiate between sparrows, I started with this one. The light stripe behind the eyes and plain breast are tell-tale signs. Once you've locked in these characteristics, it becomes much easier to pick out less common but similar-looking birds.

birdsonly:  House Sparrow congregation II House Sparrow ~ Haussperling ~ Passer domesticus 2014 © Jesse Alveo

birdsonly: House Sparrow congregation II House Sparrow ~ Haussperling ~ Passer domesticus 2014 © Jesse Alveo

Not everybody likes to see house sparrows in their nest boxes, but to me, a bird is a bird is a bird!

Not everybody likes to see house sparrows in their nest boxes, but to me, a bird is a bird is a bird!

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