Tree Sparrows in Shepparton

Subject: Tree Sparrows in Shepparton
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 09:09:19 +0800 (WST)
Yesterday we parked in Shepparton on the Goulburn Valley Highway, to carry out 
a minor
car repair. We were just north of Nixon St, heading south. I noticed a pair of 
on a rubbish bin - they looked too brown for House Sparrows. Binocs showed them 
to be
Tree Sparrows - much richer brown than a House Sparrow nearby, plus the 
distinctive spot
on the cheek.  They flew into a plane tree so I walked up to the bin and 
crumbled a
small corner of my sandwich on the pavement, and returned to the car. After 
about ten
minutes, not only two but six Tree Sparrows flew down and ate the crumbs.

Anthea Fleming


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