Found this House Sparrow sitting in one of the lobster traps behind the "soon-to-open" Cape Ann Brewing pub (I know one of the cooks!) this morning. Given the snow coming in tonight, he should have taken a trap a little lower in the stack!
House Sparrows are a non-native species also known as English Sparrows. Some of them were brought over from England in the early 1850's. Bluebirds, purple martins, swallows and other passive hole-nesters are driven from their homes by these aggressive non-native birds.