1 EAGLETON NOTES: My Sparrows

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Monday, 24 August 2009

My Sparrows

I wonder why that happens? The birds eat more when the sun shines. They have eaten a kilo of food in three hours this morning. When it rains it can take most of the day. I love the wild birds in the garden (except the Rock Pigeons and the Starlings because they make such a terrible mess of the roof) and feed them. As theye were beginning to become a tad expensive at 2 kilos of seed a day they are now limited to 1 kilo a day but there's plenty of natural food so they won't go hungry. What feeding them does seem to mean in that the sparrows in particular seem to have many broods each year and this year in August they are still producing young.

6 comments:

  1. idle wee devils, buy your seed from Netto and not Waitrose. What happens in winter?

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  2. That was the most delightful of postings Graham. I now know why I feed them for you in the winter - worth going out in the cold and freezing wind to do it - especially when they bring their babies to your bird table like that. xx

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  3. Thanks so much Spesh. And that, Adrian, answers your question. Spesh feeds them!

    I get my seed from Wiggly Wigglers 50k at a time 'cos they deliver here. We don't have a Netto or a Waitrose just a Coop (huge - largest in Scotland I think) and Tesco. I have sussed out that a lot of the cheap feeds are padded with something - can't remember what - that the Sparrows don't eat but the pigeons will so it goes down even faster as the Sparrows and Greenfinches discard it and the Pigeons gather round the base in even great numbers for the feast.

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  4. Just caught up on your last several posts, GB.
    ;^)
    Glad all is well---even if very busy.
    ;^)

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  5. Oh, how I love these photos!!! You totally captured the frenzied desire of those babies! So very sweet!

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