What is your most unusual bird

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Honey

Bird Watch

My goodness, doesn't seem like 5 minutes since I did it last year.

H x

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It is interesting to see how bird populations are changing. My garden for example is over run with wrens, but I never see a sparrow. Used to be the other way round.

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Honey

Sparrows

We see very few sparrow because the habitat just isn't right for them. The tree sparrow needs the cover of trees of course (few trees on top of this hill) and the house sparrow needs buildings (preferably derelict) and we have no neighbouring buildings. They tend to live where there's a food source and strangely they are more common in and around places like supermarkets... people generate food. But we do see plenty of hedge sparrows (not really a sparrow of course, but a dunnock with a pointed beak) that's because we are surrounded by hedges.

I agree with you about the wrens... we do have a lot more than when I was a child. When we finished building this place, we left piles of stones for them to nest in. We have also grown ivies over the stock walls and so, along with the robins, they have nested in there. The tits and finches are also on the increase here, but perhaps that's just because we feed them.

H x

 
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