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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 west central ScotlandPosts: 47,179

    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

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • 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: 79,376

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

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    Strange thing Dove is that he left it there image

    It was a pretty big caterpillar mind you! :P

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,179

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

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    Haha no unfortunately.

    But now theres 4 wood pigeons chasing each other!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,376
    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

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • 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 PeterboroughPosts: 26,562

    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

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    I'm beginning to think that I have Dunnocks and not Sparrows. Just checked the song and sounds like and looks more Dunnocks.

    Had to chase a Magpie away from where they are nesting image

    Luckily the hedge is so thorny and I think the Magpie is a bit big. Hopefully he didnt get in to the nestlings image

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