Once upon a time House Sparrows were seemingly ubiquitous, chirping away in shrubbery of every garden; living up to their collective noun – a ubiquity of sparrows. Sadly, that’s not the case now, as their numbers have dropped enormously in recent decades.
Fortunately, the sparrows at Llanerchindda Farm are still thriving and I’ve spent more time than I probably should this week watching their antics. This afternoon I spent a few minutes following them with my camera. Often it was the rapid whirr of their wings which alerted me to their presence in the gorse bush near the bird table but they still seemed happy enough to pose for me before flying away.
Meanwhile, flitting around in the undergrowth I found a Dunnock, or Hedge Sparrow – another modest little bird, seeking out fallen crumbs from the bird table above.
16 May 2019