Look. A House Sparrow. I'm not sure if I've ever photographed a HOSP before. Why would one? This one looks fluffy, almost adorable. (But don't you believe it.) And he's perched on a Himalayan blackberry. How apropos.
Once in Toronto I came across a House Sparrow wrestling with a cicada on the sidewalk. I was cheering for the cicada, but eventually the sparrow bashed it into pieces and flew away with what was left. Tough little things.
And they're all named "Bumpus."