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Tuesday, 26 July 2011

The Sparrow

Two images of the sparrow.
As CR and Chair of the GRC, I am responsible for all records sent to me in confidence. The GRC committee have an obligation to all observers in Glamorgan to treat their descriptions/photos/drawings in strict confidentiality and with the utmost impartiality. I, nor the GRC, will be drawn into any correspondence, other than to say we do not believe this individual is a Spanish Sparrow.


Jeff said...

Thanks for getting the news out Jake,albeit disappointing news.

RGS said...

A very interesting bird and Leanne should be thanked for sharing it with us.

Cardiff Clive said...

A hint of Cinnamon Sparrow maybe?
Like to see another angle.
Odd looking little thing.Thanks Leanne.

John Wilson said...

Interesting thought Clive [never heard of that one b4 you mentioned it tho'] - it lacks the black cheek splodge tho'. Just a thought - are exotic sparrows kept & bred as cage birds?

Van der Clogg said...

Looks like the House x Italian Sparrows I've seen in the Alps: brown cap but lacking the white patches above the eyes and more pronounced brown/black/white on wings. If so, how did this bird get to Kenfig Hill? Doesn't rutilans have brighter colours?

Cardiff Clive said...

After spending some time on the limited view of the subject,i have to agree with Joek,it certainly looks to have more than a little bit of Italian about it.
Why is it not Italian?