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Baby Sparrow

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:15 pm
by Nicki
I opened my chicken pen one day and found this baby sparrow flopping around on the ground (too young to fly). He fell out of the bird house that was next to the chicken pen so I was able to put him back :)


Re: Baby Sparrow

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:57 pm
by millipede
I'm not a big fan of house sparrows but young birds are always cute. Glad you put it back. A lot of people have this idea that you can't touch a baby bird but it's an old wives tale...

Re: Baby Sparrow

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:14 pm
by millipede
Old post but...
House sparrows are one of just a couple species that are not federally protected. They're not protected because they're an introduced and invasive species. They will take over nests of other birds, kicking out any eggs or chicks that might be there. They can be a real problem with bluebirds as well as others.