Apologies if its something common as muck.
Male House Sparrow.
Not as common or widespread as they used to be.
In my old garden we got 50 or 60 a day at times after the breeding season, and now in my current garden I have seen my first pair this year in 15 years.
I've tried creating a new post but to no avail. So apologies for dropping into this thread. I'd be grateful for help identifying this bird please.
In reply to Vicky Watson:
In reply to Richard G B:
Richard G B said:
Depends how far back in history you go, and where you are. In Scotland and Northern Ireland, population has continued to increase. In Wales and England they're about level since 1996 or increasing a bit. Increased exponentially here in the last 3 or 4 years! If you now have a pair, it could well be you'll end up with loads too if you provide enough nest sites and food.
In reply to Robbo:
No, it's an adult. Looks normal size. Dunnocks are a fair bit smaller than song thrushes. Dunnocks do spend a lot of time on the ground, but they're more than capable of getting up onto seed trays.
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