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12 July 2005 @ 08:54 am

Male sparrow

sandeepdeepsan on July 12th, 2005 04:16 am (UTC)
long time no see! like the vertical pose.
goofy_duck2004: Tunnelgoofy_duck2004 on July 12th, 2005 04:20 am (UTC)
Neat picture.
Suraj Kumarsunson on July 12th, 2005 04:25 am (UTC)
Good pic. Lighting could have been better... blame it on the tele. ;/ Given that the sun was sorta behind the sparrow, I guess, its quite difficult to get its 'face' visible, right?
Yathinyathin on July 12th, 2005 04:28 am (UTC)
It's slightly underexposed, but increase the brightness of your monitor to the max and you'll see it's face is indeed visible. I thought of brightening it, but then it looked a little washed out and the contrast did'nt look good.
Premnath Kudvapremkudva on July 13th, 2005 05:46 am (UTC)
adarsh_bhatadarsh_bhat on July 12th, 2005 05:36 am (UTC)
How can you say he is male?
Yathinyathin on July 12th, 2005 05:44 am (UTC)
The black beard and the brown crown.

Here's a male and a female in the same pic, you can see the difference clearly:

adarsh_bhatadarsh_bhat on July 12th, 2005 05:45 am (UTC)
Thanks. I always thought the birds in the pics belonged to different species.
Arvind Jayaprakashanomalizer on July 12th, 2005 05:55 am (UTC)
You blognow sounds like Pink flyod Album: "Sheep, Deer, Dhole, Sparrow,..."
Yathinyathin on July 12th, 2005 06:00 am (UTC)
Yay! :))
Aragorn, Son of Arathorncode_martial on July 12th, 2005 06:54 am (UTC)
Lots of sparrows in Delhi. In fact, I never gave a damn for sparrows until I realised how much you valued them :)
Deepakdeepix on July 12th, 2005 07:16 am (UTC)
That's because you miss them in Bangalore.
(Anonymous) on June 14th, 2007 05:45 pm (UTC)
Hello Deepak,
I saw your post in this website. I am software engineer
in Silicon valley . Are you an avid bird-watcher ?
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Yathinyathin on July 12th, 2005 07:47 am (UTC)
hmmm ... All house sparrow males look like that. It's probably because of a mixture of black, brown and white feathers which makes them look a tad untidy. :)
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Yathinyathin on July 12th, 2005 08:01 am (UTC)
Thanks. :)

Well, Sparrow population is on a rapid decline where I live as well. There have been a lot of theories from loss of nesting places (due to modern construction), to lack of food and even due to effects of cell phone waves!! As a kid, we used to have a lot of sparrows in our garden as well, but now there are none and we do not see any inside the city limits. :(

Now, it's really alarming (and sad) to hear that the problem's worldwide and not just in India or Bangalore.

drkishoremurthy on July 12th, 2005 08:25 am (UTC)
I haven't seen a sparrow in years now..
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Yathinyathin on July 13th, 2005 10:34 am (UTC)
but your college isn't inside the city right? ;)

( It's closer to Bannerghatta National Park! =)) )
bluesmuse on July 13th, 2005 01:09 pm (UTC)
Hey! This is my first post here. I simply love the pictures that you take. It's like these birds and animals are alive in front of me! Really beautiful.
I am sure you must get a lot of this!

As for the Sparrows, yea they're very dainty birds, really cute. Thankfully they are quite abundant in my area. There are always some on the Aamla tree outside my window chirruping away, flying around, even made a nest! Now I wish I could take pictures of them!
Anyways you know, ever since I was a kid, I've wanted to hold these feisty little ones in my hands!! I don't think I'll try it though.

However, their numbers are decreasing in most places out here too..its sad.
I hope that they shall prove themselves to be resilient to all our activities and continue chirruping! :)
Philipbluesmoon on July 13th, 2005 01:13 pm (UTC)
Re: sparrow
Ask me about the time a sparrow flew into the curtain in my hall window and I had to nurse its broken wing for a couple of days. :)
Yathinyathin on July 13th, 2005 01:29 pm (UTC)
Re: sparrow

I was a kid, I've wanted to hold these feisty little ones in my hands!!

Sparrows used to nest in my house when I was a kid as well and I wanted to do that as well but they never got friendly enough with me for that. :(

Btw, you might be interested in seeing this post:

I'm sure you'll be able to explain animal behaviour better than an engineer. :)

bluesmuse on July 13th, 2005 02:37 pm (UTC)
Re: sparrow
Hehe! Thats exactly why I said that, I'll not try holding one in my hands. They're real scaredy birds.
Hey that post is quite interesting! You see, last year 3 of my friends and I had also tried to nurse a sick chick, actually it was a little premature..but sadly it didn't survive for more than 3 days. It was our only preoccupation for those 3 days, much to he shock of the class and the profs..it was like our baby!
Animal behaviour, yea its really interesting!! :)