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Two 'Hedge Sparrows'

A Dunnock, often referred to as a Hedge Sparrow, and a House Sparrow in a bramble hedge at Blakeney, Norfolk last month. The House Sparrow was photographed through the brambles which were waving about in the wind, hence the blurred setting.

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Re: Two 'Hedge Sparrows'

Both very nice, but that House Sparrow one is very striking. A cracking bit of focussing!
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Re: Two 'Hedge Sparrows'

John has got it summed up perfectly.
I like the inclusion of the hedge fruit, it gives context.
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Re: Two 'Hedge Sparrows'

Nice shots we hardly see them around here now for some reason.
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Re: Two 'Hedge Sparrows'

Lovely shots Ron, I like the colours in No2.
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Re: Two 'Hedge Sparrows'

Many thanks for the kind comments. On the subject of the colours, Lyn, isn't it nice that blackberry stems are blackberry coloured when the fruits ripen?

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Re: Two 'Hedge Sparrows'

That's right Ron - they are lovely.
I have always thought that they are a very mis-judged fruit. I don't know what happens in your country, but out here they are regarded as a noxious weed, and district councils delight in poisoning them every chance they get.
As a kid we loved going blackberry picking, a joy not many kids today get to do.
Was worth the scratches, and stains on the clothing, just to taste the wonderful berries.
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