Strange Bird Behaviour

I have a pair of Sparrows I think are nesting at the back of my garden, they seem to wander round the garden in circles, anyone know what they are doing?

Also blue tits pecking at my Lavender? all seems a bit funny image

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  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,757

    I'd guess the blue tits are picking up greenfly but no idea about the sparrows Mattbeer. Perhaps they're playing hide and seek....image

    to walk through a forest is to touch the past

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    Haha I like the idea of Hide and Seek. Though I guess they are picking up insects too, I spotted him throwing a green caterpillar about underneath a big Lavender bush :P

    Strange he didnt eat it though, my bird food must be more appetizing! 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,757

    He didn't eat it 'cos he's collecting it for the babies - just needs to subdue it a bit first image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    Strange thing Dove is that he left it there image

    It was a pretty big caterpillar mind you! :P

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,757

    Did he come back with a baseball bat Matt - or a couple of friends? image

    to walk through a forest is to touch the past

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    Haha no unfortunately.

    But now theres 4 wood pigeons chasing each other!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,757
    Mattbeer87 wrote (see)

    Strange thing Dove is that he left it there image

    It was a pretty big caterpillar mind you! :P

    Maybe he realised it would choke the nestlings image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • I have a lovely Clematis Montata that spreads along back of my house - about 20ft.  Where it comes up the wall, on the corner of the house and where it is bushy sparrows have been nesting.  We reckon there are about 3 families.  The little wretches have nipped off all the leaves and buds from that area.  Further along it is a beautiful mass of blossom.  I love to encourage birds but feel fed up when they do damage.  Any answers to this problem please.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,248

    I think the best answer is not to regard it as a problem. It won't kill a montana and you have the pleasure of the birds.

    Relax and enjoyimage

  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 6,183

    I'll go with Nut............it will take a heck of a lot more than sparrows to kill your Montana.........all part of nature...........enjoy the sparrows and your Montanaimage

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