From buntings to juncos to sparrows

Eugene Hunn enhunn at attbi.com
Wed Mar 20 20:50:04 PST 2002


What's amazing about House Sparrows is how you can drive 100 miles across
the Arizona desert, pull into a "town" of one derelict gas station, and
there are the House Sparrows!

Gene Hunn.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Margaret Parkinson" <margparkie at attbi.com>
To: <hal at catharus.net>; "tweeters" <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 8:58 PM
Subject: Re: From buntings to juncos to sparrows



> I like that, Hal ..... "Hey didn't they just come out here with the

> railroads, like most of us?" A very rational and compassionate attitude.

I

> often think it is us humans who are taking over space and habitat with our

> over population to the detriment of all others rather than the House

> Sparrows and Starlings. I have had House Sparrows building nests in my

> eaves for years. It does not seem to have hampered the many many other

> species who also come to my yard .... House Finches, Goldfinches, Pine

> Siskins, Juncos, Bustits, Ruby Crowed Kinglets, Bewick Wrens, Annas

> Hummingbirds, American Robins, Chickadees, Northern Flickers, Steller Jays

> and on and on. Good for you, Kelly.

>

> Margaret Parkinson

> University District

> ----- Original Message -----

> From: "Hal Opperman" <hal at catharus.net>

> To: "tweeters" <tweeters at u.washington.edu>

> Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 7:42 PM

> Subject: RE: From buntings to juncos to sparrows

>

>

> > What species are these House Sparrows displacing, i.e., would be

> > nesting under Kelly's eaves and finding waste seeds or french fries

> > to eat if House Sparrows hadn't moved into the neighborhood? If they

> > are claim jumpers then there's maybe reason to be indignant, but

> > where's the evidence? Hey, didn't they just come out here with the

> > railroads, like most of us?

> >

> > Hal Opperman

> > Medina, Washington

> > hal at catharus.net

>

>




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