Thursday, September 18, 2008

House Sparrows: Words in Their Defense

House sparrows were brought to the U.S. in the 1800's and now are our most common songbird. They are being destroyed in areas with bluebird and purple martin populations. However, they pose no specific problem in the Midland Basin of Texas.
Read words in defense of house sparrows

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great article! I, too, had the honor of being a surrogate mother to a baby sparrow. It was about 1 1/2 inches long when I found it. It was naked and its eyes were not open yet. Kept it in shoe box on top of hot water heater and gave nourishment very often. Against all odds it lived. While trying to acclimate it to the outside and other birds, a cat was able to get its paw into the cage and damage one of the sparrow's wings. I knew then it would never be able to be free. That sweet baby lived with me for 3 years. It could differentiate me from others when nearing its cage. What love and enthusiasm it showed me during that time we shared. Love, intelligence, and the right to live are certainly not dictated by the color of their feathers.