IMG_0802edcropBHistories suggest that English house sparrows were first introduced to the United States in New York during the 1850s.

Introductions then followed in several other cities, including nearby Philadelphia. 

Surely soon after, house sparrows found their way to Little Crum Creek where they now seem quite at home.

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These gray-capped & black-bibbed males, tawny-topped females, and young ones who closely resemble their moms might be the most frequently seen birds in our area.

Shown taking advantage of a mild winter, several dry their ruffled feathers in the warming sun while others plunge in the rippling shallows of the stream below.

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