Thursday, March 19, 2009

Missing sparrow(s)

On Radio 4 last night. It seems to be conclusive that cats are not to blame and that loss of garden shrubbery to "easy-care" decking and concrete is a more likely culprit, because it reduces the number of insects on which sparrows feed their chicks.

Natural England have a database which lets you find garden plants that are particularly helpful for different animal species. There is an entry for house sparrows.  

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