House sparrows are doing well here, as usual – I’ve counted up to 20 in the garden at once. The males all have brown heads with a grey crown
except this one with an all-brown head.
I think it’s just a unique individual, but I’ve posted it on Ispot just in case anyone can identify it as something else (so far there’s a suggestion of a house/tree sparrow hybrid, but most people seem to agree it’s just an odd house sparrow!)
PS 29 March – the bird returned and I posted some more shots (click through to my Flickr stream to see them), and it seems almost certain that it is a House Sparrow x Tree Sparrow hybrid. Thanks to Dave Appleton for the ID.