Nikkor 200-500 VR/TC 14 III @700mm, f8, ISO 280; 9.11 am (camera left on +4.45 BST) D750
Male House sparrow, chalk grassland (NR)
Beautiful birds likely related to sparrow-weavers, both common species were far more common in the past as they rely on insects
to raise their chicks and the insects’ numbers saw some declines (one of the two female captures that I keep had just
caught an insect in her beak enjoying the improved menu the spring provides).