Today we honour the humble sparrow – these ubiquitous birds that are so often dismissed or taken for granted. The Cape Sparrow is near-endemic to South Africa. Here is one in the Addo Elephant National Park:
The Southern Grey-headed Sparrow is fairly common in our garden – at least one pair visits the feeders on an off throughout the year – and House Sparrows are commonly found looking for food in the car-park of our local shopping mall.
This lovely poem comes from a delightful book entitled Flights of Imagination: an illustrated anthology of bird poetry compiled by Mike Mockler.