Yesterday’s news reported that ‘Hedgehogs and house sparrows have been included on an updated list of species and habitats which need protection’. To read more on this article go to BBC News where there are other links that may be of interest too. If you have been following my gardenwatch you will know that in the last two weeks we have had a hedgehog visiting a feeding station I made for it. If you are a new visitor you can read all about these visits here.
House Sparrows are not a problem in my garden at the moment as you can see from the pictures above which were taken this morning. There were quite a group of them fighting at this feeder – mostly females but a couple of males too. The Blue Tits and Great Tits would dive in a take a sunflower heart away when the other birds were squabbling! Females are shown in the photos – they really are quite pretty despite their dull colouring.
The photos above was taken in my garden on August 29th 2007.