A story in pictures…roll over the images for pop-up captions.


Once the female House Sparrow was driven off the males turned to fighting each other:


Aerial Battle

Too bad for the House Sparrows that a European Starling was waiting in the wings:

While those pesky House Sparrows are busy…

To the victor go the spoils!

All of the pictures were taken in Kissena Park in Queens last weekend. And, no, I wasn’t feeding the birds, just taking advantage of the fact that others were.

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.