|This graph from the Breeding Bird Survey shows how much Tree Sparrows have declined in England.|
Recently the project took a big step forward with support from the RSPB and a number of local farmers who were keen to help their farmland birds. Currently we are working with 8 farms trying to aid the recovery of typical farmland bird species through feeding. At 5 of these farms we are specifically aiding the return of Tree Sparrows by putting up nest boxes and feeding intensively. At this time of year I move from checking and monitoring nest boxes to maintenance and bird feeding.
|Tree Sparrows, photo by John Harding|
|Hopefully one day soon Little Owls will nest in one of my boxes! This beautiful clutch was photographed by Graham Giddens.|
|A couple of my feeders|
I hope this post gives you some ideas for things you might do over the winter months.
Noah Walker, @NoahWal01