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Kung-Fu Fighting Sparrows

April 14th, 2005

The feeder that I put out my dining room window has mostly attracted just sparrows; I was hoping for more than just them, but so far only pigeons and an Oriental Turtledove (a slightly better-looking pigeon) have shown up aside from them. But the sparrows are now regular visitors to the feeder, sometimes as many as ten of them out there at the same time. Which means that they tend to get a bit aggressive with each other about who gets access to one of the three feeding holes. Which led to this photo:


It’s taken at high speed, 1/1000 of a second (those little buggers flit around real fast), and the action that happened to reveal itself in that split second just looked so similar to a bird martial-arts scene that I had to put it up.

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  1. Brad
    April 14th, 2005 at 13:12 | #1

    Heh. Good one. I love the expression on the rear bird’s “face”.


  2. anoop
    January 5th, 2006 at 15:49 | #2

    good pic…………….so we can better name the style sparrow chuaan.(i dont know the chinese 4 sparrow)

    and ur fanfiction also.Keep going
    best of luck

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