Posted by: martinallandod | June 7, 2017

Rare Sparrows in Llandrindod

I  know this isn’t mind blowing to most of you, but I saw 4 House Sparrows on the peanut feeder today – the largest number I have ever seen together in my garden. Who gets more of these ‘rarities’?

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  1. You can have some of ours if you like, 3 broods out of our boxes so far, lost count after 12 in our garden, I would guess there are 20 – 30 on the estate. A male has been continually tweeting outside our front door protecting a box since February, novel at first, but somewhat annoying after 3 months – but they are certainly entertaining!

  2. Hi Martina…..sorry to burst your bubble…house sparrows are numerous down our neck of the woods….we get small flocks of 10/12 queuing up for the peanuts regularly, but as you say they ain’t quite as thick as they used to be around here.

  3. Had at least twenty in our garden yesterday ! Many of them newly fledged

  4. Dunno if I dare add mine since I’m just up the road…BUT…re 15 usually- one squeezed into a nest box designed to keep them out with a 11/8 inch hole! Even tried to turf the House martins out-may have succeeded , but weather so bad , I can’t say yet. Still , they are cheerful!

  5. What do all you folks have that I don’t, sniff…

  6. sparrows?

  7. I have my own flock of house sparrows here: I have two sparrow boxes, and they’ve been very successful in attracting them. There’s usually half a dozen squabbling over peanuts and fat balls on the bird table. I have counted a dozen visible at one sitting: others can be heard, o I’m doing my bit!

  8. Had 12 here the other day, lots of noisy squabbling. Add in the 4 human resident Sparrows with all their noisy squabbling and it gets a bit messy!


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