Hello, we have had several starlings & spadger's coming back into our garden, now the weather has changed.
Spadger is a nickname for sparrow's
Plenty of starling's yesterday, feeding on the suet cake& pastry about 14 or so
Aha! Thanks for that. Sadly, not many sparrows around here. Too many house renovations, bunding up the old friendly spaces in the eaves...
It's a regional thing Karen.
Some call House Sparrows Spadgers, up here in Yorkshire we have always called them Spuggies LOL
I am seeing lots of tits at the feeder here in Ipswich - backing onto Christchurch Park. Coal tits, blue tits, great tits. Also dunnock, robins etc. Very nice to see before I head off in the gloomy morning light to work
Sorry, folks, but what is a Spadger?
They certainly keep us on our toes Wendy.
Similar happened here Gaynor, was making a cuppa & spotted 25-30 Spadgers perched all over top of Pyracantha ... both feeders empty ... so I jumped to it & refilled in double-quick time!! Lol
I slept in this morning, and came downstairs to find the sparrows lining up looking very fed up with me as the feeders were empty. Blame the starlings, their habit of frenzy feeding takes some keeping up with:-) Nice to see them all back now, even the chaffies are around on the sunflower hearts, and the blue and great tits have returned for the peanuts, must make more pastry in order to cope.
Yep with the weather turning colder we should all start to see the numbers building Jenny
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