House Sparrows are not as common as they were due to destruction of their habitat in the towns and country. They’re very social birds, with a strict
hierarchy dictated by the size of the black bib on the males. Males have chestnut sides to their heads, grey crowns and black bibs, while the females have
grey and light brown heads with a fairly prominent supercillium.
1: Shepherds Meadows, Blackwater, 05/05/2006.
2: Dinton Pastures, Winnersh, 06/04/2006.
3: Frogmore, 09/06/2006.
4: Radipole Lake RSPB, 29/01/2007.
5-6: Bowling Green Marsh RSPB, 08/03/2007.