Egypt in Pictures: Sparrows (18)

In support of the Egyptian people who achieved their calls for change, I will post photos of Egypt for each of their 18 days of protest, for viewers to see what their lovely country is really like. Photos are from a 5-6 week stay in Egypt in the summer of 2008.

To end this 18 picture series, I leave you with photos of the loudly chirping sparrows, (called asfoor because of the “seeo seeo” sounds they make), that greet you every morning in Cairo. There are not as many pigeons around probably because pigeons are eaten as a Cairene delicacy. But sparrows are everywhere, managing to survive with very little, and always cheerful the next morning; similar to the people of this ancient land.


And yes, the trees they live on are covered with some really BIG thorns!


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