Throwback Thursday

Spring Eurasian Tree Sparrow

I had this written yesterday so a quick update. Our internet connection is back and seems to be working okay. It will be interesting to see if it continues working. I seem to recall a quick fix a couple of years ago that didn’t stay fixed and it was down for days the second time.

Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire in the late 1980s with a Eurasian Tree Sparrow feeding in an orchard at Faddiley, Cheshire, England.

Throwback Thursday: 2nd April 2020


8 replies on “Spring Eurasian Tree Sparrow”

I love sparrows. Unfortunately, there are fewer and fewer of them, so some places are already on the red list. I look forward to every “sparrow” I can see and take pictures of. It has now become one of my favorite motifs.
Thanks for showing me

The Eurasian Tree Sparrow was already quite rare in the late 1980s when I took the photo. A decade later and the House Sparrow was disappearing from parts of the U.K.

I was able to multiply the house sparrows in my immediate vicinity by attaching nesting boxes and feeding them specifically. Almost all nesting boxes are already filled. This is rarely observed in many regions, which is particularly noticeable in urban areas. With a few exceptions, the Passer montanus has completely disappeared

Of course, there’s no shortage Passer domesticus in other parts of the world where they were introduced by man. They were introduced by man to New Zealand and then birds from New Zealand were introduced to Hawaii.

The passer domesticus still has very good stocks in rural areas. At least that applies to Germany. Here he finds good nesting opportunities and enough food
its existence in urban areas is extremely critical

That’s interesting. I seem to recall reading that it was rural and urban areas of the U.K. that Passer domesticus was disappearing from while the population was more stable in suburban areas

I live in the country and can see a bastand of 120 birds in my garden alone. Years ago it was much less. I can increase the stock by setting up group nesting boxes. I keep lists of adult birds and nestlings. About 60 km further in the city, the birds can hardly be observed

The opposite of the species in this part of Canada. I think we have had Passer domesticus twice in the 12 years we have lived in the country. Yet you go into town and there’s a healthy population.

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