Sunday, 17 June 2012

House Sparrow - Passer Domesticus


Date spotted: 17th June 2012 - 2pm
Location: Newton St Loe - Zones 1+5
Observation: Spotted the fledging House Sparrow sat on Cow Parsley and the male house Sparrow coming back and forth feeding the young, the fledging was also eating seeds form the Cow Parsley and watching flies landing around him! Buzzard landed a few metres away trying to hunt for the young, but flew off empty handed.
Also during the sunny spells, seen around 10 damselflies and quite a few butterflies and moths on cow parsley, first lot of insects this year!
Weather: Cloudy, Some Sunny Spells + Dry
Other Species: Blue Tit, Great Tit, Chaffinch, Crow, Jackdaw, Blackbird, Magpie, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, House Sparrow, Dunnock, Swift, Skylark, Barn Swallow, House Martin, Buzzard, Robin. Also alot of fledglings about.