Tuesday, 1 February 2011

2000+ Years Old 'Birdhouse'


Unidentified bird at the Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt
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P.S. Thank you to all the readers who have identified it as a Sparrow

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28 comments:

jo said...

Maybe somebody can read the droppings :-)

JM said...

LOL!

mick said...

Fascinating to find a bird in a place like that. Great photo.

Francisca said...

You certainly have a sharp eye! How sweet!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Great that you saw it, but I guess the droppings were a bit of a give away! Lovely shot. Diane

Frank said...

Appropriately it looks like a House Sparrow making good use of an available space.

Springman said...

JM,
How you keep topping yourself week after week is amazing. I was definetly fooled by the Jesus Lizard, I kept looking for a face in there somewhere. Walks on water, of course! The temple sparrow(?)is classic and I'm delighted to see Trigger fish in the wild instead of in the fish tank. Bravo! ;-)WBW

theconstantwalker said...

I wonder how many birds have perched there down the years lol A great image.

Joanne said...

hihihi.... bem apanhado!

Pat said...

Wonderful image!

Dixxe said...

Fantastic shot! I wonder how far back into history that little bird's tunnel goes--

Jacob said...

What a great eye you have! Such a cool shot. Obviously this bird has called the temple home for some time what with all that white stuff dripping down the wall.

Gary said...

What a fun shot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sally in WA said...

Doesn't take much for them to find a place to nest, does it?

holdingmoments said...

What a great shot.

Agree with Frank on the ID; a somewhat cheeky House Sparrow lol

Arija said...

. . . and still inhabited. I wonder, are they the descendants of the original owners?

Small City Scenes said...

Hey this is great. Birds find any space available and use it. Perfect!! MB

Dave said...

agreed its a House sparrow.... how appropriate is that!!

I am sure there is a funny caption in this image for a photo competition somewhere!!

Nice one
Dave

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

:) beautiful image! regards

Hilke Breder said...

It's obvious: that's been a homestead for generations :-)

Babzy said...

Excellent !

Stickup Artist said...

That is amazing! One's eye goes first to the little bird and then you realize exactly where it is emerging from and the scene becomes so incredibly unique.

Adam Tilt said...

Now that's just about the most unusual place I have ever seen a Sparrow! A bit grander than the the bush in the garden where my local ones hang out.

Adam @ My Life Outside

Inger-M said...

Old life and new life side by side. Great shot!

Joan Elizabeth said...

2000 years!

Fabien said...

Nice shot.

elvira pajarola said...

OUTRAGEOUS!!!! FANTASTIC!!!

Your words with this pic: A real success for a FABULOUS PUBBLICITY!!!!
I LOVE IT!!

ciao ciao elvira

Robin Robinson said...

I wish I had taken this! The composition of the juxtaposition of rock to feather, old to new, etc. is just outstanding. GREAT!