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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.

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.  (Matthew 10:29-31 ESV)

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. (Matthew 10:29-31 ESV)

English House Sparrow.  Shoot these on the spot because they will kill native song birds.

English House Sparrow. Shoot these on the spot because they will kill native song birds.

House sparrow--the English word "sparrow", is a term for small active birds, coming from a root word referring to speed.[30][31] The Latin word domesticus means "belonging to the house", like the common name a reference to its association with humans.

House sparrow--the English word "sparrow", is a term for small active birds, coming from a root word referring to speed.[30][31] The Latin word domesticus means "belonging to the house", like the common name a reference to its association with humans.

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.

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