Ellijay's picture

Hard Winters - Sparrows

The hard winter in which occurred early 2010 didn't kill them off but the late one did.

I used to have lots of sparrows visit my feeder but these days I hardly see any. It's such a shame.



browntrumpet's picture

hard winter

Had a load of birds visiting a small window feeder in 09/10 winter but hardly any this year. Not sure about sparrows though

davidcaron62's picture


I live in North Manchester and didnt see any sparrows in my garden for years. Last year a flock of about six appeared and seemed to be around all year. There are approximitately ten now.

anonymous spotter's picture

We have had a minor recovery in our garden -

a family party of 6 stayed over the winter, and I still see occasional individuals this spring. Before that they were only rare visitors to the feeder (only been here 7 years, so no longer history that that).