Monday, 24 November 2008

Where Have All The Sparrows Gone ?

A recent report by RSPB scientists at Sandy has evidence that the population of house sparrows in Britain has fallen by 68% over the past thirty years.

Dr Will Peach says "The trend towards paving of front gardens and laying decking in the back, and the popularity of ornamental plants from other parts of the world, has made many gardens no-go areas for once common British birds."

He said that gardeners could help sparrows "by being lazy, doing nothing and allowing the garden to be a little bit scruffy".

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