Is it possible for a sparrow to be a little on the...large....size? I keep seeing a bird in my garden that is definitely a sparrow, but it's about one and a half times the size of his chums.
At first I thought it was a different bird completely, but having seen it several times now, it's the same colouring as a male sparrow, hangs out with the other sparrows, acts like a sparrow in terms of flight/beak movement/eating habits etc. So it's definitely a sparrow.
Is it possible that they can grow to be much larger than normal? Is it likely to just be a trick of the eye and they are known to puff themselves up to look far bigger than normal? I'm so curious!
I don't have any photos of this bird annoyingly, as it's never around when my camera is, but I'm going to keep trying, and to try and get one of his chums in the photo for context.