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Blue tits or sparrows?

B3B3 Posts: 11,551
edited June 2019 in Wildlife gardening
Over the last couple of years we now have two flocks of sparrows - one out the front of our house and one out the back.  Since they've moved in, I havent seen more than the odd blue tit. Yet they used to be the most common bird in my garden.
Are they unable to co-exist? Why did the blue tits move out?
In London. Keen but lazy.

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  • JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Paris FrancePosts: 344
    We are seeing fewer of both this spring. Last year they brought the young onto the terrace to teach them to open nuts. This spring they are rare and not seen the babies at all. I have noticed however that we have a lot more insects so perhaps they are feasting on those instead.
  • Singing GardenerSinging Gardener EssexPosts: 885
    I have both and they seem to coexist ok so perhaps it's just a coincidence?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,863
    We also have lots of both ... the back garden is like a kindergarten at the moment ... and they all seem happy together 😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 27,288
    Similar here along with dunnocks, chaffinches, great tits and coal tits.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • B3B3 Posts: 11,551
    Well I'm glad of that😊. 
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 28,426
    We have loads of both too. Sparrow city round here  :D
    Blue and great tits in abundance at the feeders as they have youngsters. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • BrexiteerBrexiteer Birmingham Posts: 955
    Ladybird4 said:
    Similar here along with dunnocks, chaffinches, great tits and coal tits.
    Love coal tits
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