Tag Archives: House Sparrow

The Return of the House Sparrows

You can hear them long before they’re visible in the garden – the House Sparrows certainly don’t seem to be known for their silence! This particular family were regular visitors to the garden (and the bird bath) last year, and this spring they’ve rediscovered their love of sharing a bath.

However, by the look of things, these two males weren’t overly happy at the initial idea of sharing their bath water. After a brief moment of wing flapping though, they did settle down and share the bath.


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Goldfinch Party

While the sparrows were fighting over the bird bath, the Goldfinch decided to make the most of the seed feeder. These seeds weren’t the success were were lead to believe they would be – it seems that the Goldfinches don’t really think of them as such a treat after all.

Dragon Goes Wild - 11th October - Finch

This bird made them seem so desirable though, that the blue tit decided to try some.

Dragon Goes Wild - 11th October - Finch

And even the sparrow wanted to sample some!

Dragon Goes Wild - 11th October - Finch

Generally though, only the finches and Coal Tit are able to get the seeds from the narrow slit in the feeder, so the sparrows have to make do with picking up any seeds that have fallen to the ground.


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