Subject: Sparrows Dimensions (inches): 7 x 10 Medium: Coloured pencil Description: One of the most special times of the year in nature is breeding season. These young House Sparrows waited patiently for their parents to return carrying a juicy caterpillar. Lined up in anticipation, they look so serene until one of the parents arrive, then there is a frenzy of activity vying for attention.
It is believed the House Sparrow originated from the Mediterranean but spread into new regions with the movement of European settlers. It is now the most commonly seen wild bird across the world, populating two thirds of the land mass including New Zealand, Australia, India, N.America.
The Sparrow was only introduced into America approximately 200 years ago and today their population numbers are estimated to be 150 million!