|The harsh winter this season in New York hasn't dispersed flocks of the ever-present House Sparrow.|
They gather and chirp in great numbers through the most forlorn bush or remote little tree.
During the age of industrialization, when other birds declined in numbers, these types of sparrows adapted easily to the urban environment.
Not to say that great swaths of nature would not be welcome to them.
Here in the bird sanctuary of Riverside Park, against the Hudson River sky, a sparrow sits for a silhouette.
1:16 p.m. Riverside Park near W. 120th Street, New York City.