The ‘Umble Sparrer (Sparrow) - Cameos of Birdlife #8
under the eaves ...
You’ll be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t recognise the House Sparrow, or it’s simple song - ‘Chirp’ or ‘Chirrup’. It makes a variety of other sounds, but they’re all chirps as well. It’s like a continuous conversation (chattering) going on in the background, all the time. But I miss it when it’s not there.
My earliest memory of birds is probably hearing the House Sparrow chirping under the eaves. Sadly in many places it is in decline and in some towns has disappeared altogether.
As regular readers know I sometimes throw in a song - sometimes it works ...
Where have the Sparrows Gone by Emily Barker
From her recent album, A Dark Murmuration of Words, Emily Barker examines our unconscious choices and unspoken prejudices, and essays the search for meaning in an increasingly loud, social media-driven world.
The picture of a House Sparrow is by Carry Akroyd (1953) - a painter-printmaker whose images examine the relationship between humans, landscape and wildlife. Her representations of contemporary agriculture, botany and birds concentrate on colour, shape and balance.
Here is another example of her work and a short biography ...
The recording by Shaun Micklewright is used here under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 license. This and many more can be found at - Xeno-Canto - a website dedicated to sharing bird sounds from all over the world.