I WONDER if I am the only person to notice the lack of house sparrows recently? The large flocks around my neighbourhood seemed to have disappeared for over a month now.
On doing a little research it appears they can do this for better food sources outside the urban environment.
Maybe with the large amount of berries they have gone inland to fatten up for the hard winter?
I do so miss that lovely chirping in the mornings from my open window. Also the starlings appear to be reduced in numbers too.
When the hot weather goes and the frosty cold mornings begin there is a feeder full of sunflower hearts for my feathered friends.