World Sparrow day

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Mike Vincent
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World Sparrow day

Postby Mike Vincent » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:25 pm

Evidently today is World Sparrow day
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Re: World Sparrow day

Postby Jan » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:46 am

It looks like the Dead Sea Sparrow, is, as its name suggests, dead.

Here in NZ our neighbours have hens and the hen run isn't secure against sparrows so the manageable number that used to be around are now a vast flock of rapacious bird-feeder monsters that hog all the food and are a real pain. I suppose I should stop feeding all birds or enjoy the little rotters more as they are so scarce in UK now.

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