Sunday, 11 November 2018

House Sparrow

11 November 2018

The House Sparrows live in the hedge that leads onto Kirk Lane park, not sure If I have seen them in the park ? The other place often seen is next to the big house which is on the dirt path between the two parks. From my observations they prefer to be near houses/ buildings, this also might have to do with the fact there are more hawthorn hedges bordering the buildings. Hence their name.....

11 November 2018

11 November 2018

Noisy and gregarious, these cheerful exploiters of man's rubbish and wastefulness have managed to colonise most of the world. The ultimate avian opportunist perhaps. Monitoring suggests a severe decline in the UK house sparrow population, recently estimated as dropping by 71 per cent between 1977 and 2008 with substantial declines in both rural and urban populations. While the decline in England continues, Breeding Bird Survey data indicate recent population increases in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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