I love them, ours have recently returned and they hang out in the next door neighbour's pyrocatha!
Have a heart!
They ate every single blossom bud on my cherry plum this year. Last year they missed one blossom but I'd still rather have the sparrows
Feel a bit sorry for the original poster. Ask a simple question and get a lot of flak over it. Still............
Don't think it's flak Berghill We're giving explanations of the situation and offering another viewpoint including reassurance that the sparrows are not damaging the hedge, which was her concern.
No one's said anything nasty.
Perhaps we could encourage the OP to take part in the Big Garden Birdwatch in January ... it would be good if a thriving colony of house sparrows was recorded for the RSPB.
We have loads of sparrows here. They make a ring around one sparrow having a dust bath at the side of the road. Makes me smile. I have put up sparrow boxes on the house as I love to hear their chatter in the mornings.
Sparrows having a dustbath ... such happy memories of watching them as a child on the Suffolk farm where I lived ... and also more happy memories of sitting on a bench with OH 23 years ago in a square in Paris watching sparrows in the dust ............
Ours use the "rose garden" now that we've cleared the weeds and moved earth to lay out a paved area and then ground to a halt because of the drought. We get a dozen at a time all telling each other what fun they're having. They've loved it, along with the self sown sunflower and petunia that have appeared in the newer weeds.
I'm just wondering if Lyuba Spasova (the OP) is not in fact living in the UK. It's hard to imagine anyone living here could be unaware of the decline in house sparrows... I'd give a lot to see them in my garden in West Yorks.
PERHAPS THEY ARE STILL TEN A PENNY IN BULGARIA.