sara | March 20, 2011
I have just received an email to say it’s WORLD SPARROW DAY (20th March 2011).
World Sparrow Day helps raise public awareness about the decline of the house sparrow and throw light on the problems faced by the species in its daily fight for survival.
You can do your bit by making a note of the sparrows [...]
sara | May 14, 2010
I have been sent this wonderful photo of a chaffinch nest with four chaffinch eggs inside.
The chaffinch nest is usually made from grass, moss and hair with an inner lining of feathers and hair, which you can see in the above photo. It is normally a round shape and can sometimes have an outer covering of [...]
sara | August 8, 2009
On Monday I noticed a white bird on my garden path and upon closer inspection I saw what looked like a white pigeon or dove. It’s legs had been cut on something but as I got closer it managed to fly up onto the barn roof.
It seems to be quite tame and I think when [...]
sara | July 17, 2009
Last weekend there were five swallow chicks in a swallows nest in the mill house. The parents had been busily flying in and out of the mill house to feed them.
On Saturday morning the chicks were resting on the roof truss in the mill house before they fledged over the weekend. All this week there [...]
sara | June 30, 2009
Over the past month or so a couple of swallows have been flying in and out of the millhouse. I have been ducking my head as I enter just in case one of the adult swallows is in mid flight!
It took me a while to locate the nest they were making but eventually I saw [...]
sara | May 22, 2009
David at treesparrow.com has initiated a project in the Claro area of North Yorkshire to place 300 nest boxes for Tree Sparrows throughout the area. The project is very keen to hear from the farming and rural communities if they see Tree Sparrows on their land or in their gardens.
Their website has plenty of helpful information about tree [...]
sara | May 9, 2009
I received an email about founding sparrow eggs.
Hi, my dad found 11 sparrow eggs. We dont know how old they are. 5 were in one nest. 4 in the other and the last 2 in the third. there is no mom. Is there a possibilaty that they will hatch? If so, how do i keep [...]
sara | May 5, 2009
We get alot of sparrows in our garden but I was unsure of the difference between the house sparrow and the tree sparrow.
One of my forum readers gave me this information:
“Tree sparrows are smaller than house sparrows and have a completely brown head.” Campbell Ridge
This helped me to identify the sparrows in my garden as [...]
sara | March 18, 2009
At about 5pm tonight I saw a barn owl flying across our neighbouring field then over the lane and into another field. The barn owl was hunting. The bird flew along the ditches and hedgerows and then at times hovered and then swooped down.
I did have my camera and got one photograph of the barn [...]
admin | March 27, 2007
Latin Name: Fringilla coelebs.
Description: The male chaffinch has a bright pink breast and a brown back. The rump and tail are an olive colour and the crown is a slate blue colour.
The female chaffinch has similar colouring but is a little duller than the male. Both the male and female have browny black [...]