Friday, May 11, 2007

Sparrows

Rock Sparrow, Ipsilou monastery

Female House Sparrow, Skala Polichnitou

We saw two species of sparrow on Lesvos: House and Rock. The former is extremely common, even in unpopulated areas (in sharp contrast to the UK); the latter we only saw around the buildings at Ipsilou monastery, where they were clearly breeding.

photos taken with Canon EOS 30D, EF 300mm f/4L IS USM