Long live our sparrows!

It was a shame to hear of the plight of our house sparrows on Springwatch the other night.They have reduced dramatically in numbers around the country to now be on the red list.
Fortunately we have a fairly heathy population around our back way, we feed them all day long and the local flock has been boosted by what looks like a good brood of youngsters.
On recent sunny day I was fortunate enough to get these intimate shots, and in good light and breeding plumage these little characters are pretty special.
Long live our house sparrows!