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I never realised it was the sparrows that made all the morning noise! The crows may move them on but they are very noisy indeed! I suppose there is nothing I can do to encourage

them to move to the trees further away? I have three cats and that doesn't do the trick for getting any birds to move along!

Are there any quiet morning birds I can encourage? and if so, how ?

Also, is it still worth putting bird boxes up for this years nesters? or have I left it too late?



  • You are lucky to get the birds into your garden and with three cats!  I love listening to the birds, and watching them.  The sparrows inhabit the honeysuckle at the bottom of my garden in the summer and bring the babies to feed from the feeders I have hanging around.  The blackbird is lovely to hear in the morning and late evening, watch out for him.  I always leave cut apples out as they love them.  The starliing is a messy eater and a bit of a bully but great to watch, so I would make the most of them when you can and enjoy their noise!

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,854

    I'm in North Devon and I just love my garden birds ( well most of them ) We have lots of sparrows and even though they wake up early , I just love to hear the birds singing in the morning.

    I agree with WD about blackbirds. Mine are constantly foraging for snail/ slug eggs and even though they toss stuff onto the paths, I love them. 

    I'm not keen on the crows as they steal chicks from nests. We have a dairy farm nearby and we're inundated with starlings in winter, but they've moved on now.

  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    Humans are far louder  and annoying ,cars ,fire works ,and that's in the early hours .enjoy the natural noises of this earth ,bird song or squawk is beautiful.image

  • KatziKatzi Posts: 15

    What is a WUM?

  • It is a grief to me that neither sparrows nor starlins nest behind my fascia board after "improvmeets".  all so lively and characterful , and great to hear squabbling and chattering tho I admit it is very early in the morning.  I have not seen a sparrow hotel for sale yet tho outside my bedroom window is ideal as they apparently prefer an east facing wall.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,836

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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