The Sparrows have been working at a feverish pitch to complete the nests in my south Lancing garden. (TQ 186 044). A favourite component has been the soft white seed heads of pampas grass. The birds have collected beakfulls of the material and are reminiscent of little mandarins with white whiskers as the carry the seed off to the nests.
Steady rain is a bit of a dampener, but the House Sparrows are not perturbed chattering away immediately outside my first floor window in Corbyn Crescent in Shoreham.
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A pair of House Sparrows are attracted to a Firethorn bush in the back garden at 40 The Drive (near Buckingham Park), Shoreham-by-Sea, (TQ 219 063). They were originally thought to be nesting, but no nest was discovered. It appears there is a juvenile House Sparrow. Only one Sparrow appears to be feeding, picking at peanuts in preference to sunflower seeds.
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Two House Sparrows chased each other from the Leylandii hedge and over the fence (near the Firethorn), their half-a-second appearance the first of the year in the back garden at 40 The Drive (near Buckingham Park), Shoreham-by-Sea, (TQ 219 063).
House Sparrows are seen around St. Mary's Churchyard, Shoreham, where there are lots of trees. However, these are not in the noisy numbers of the open spaces of Adur.
House Sparrows chirping at my bedroom window in Corbyn Crescent in Shoreham as they have done every spring for at least the last twenty years (and probably for over 70 years). They occasionally get into the loft.
Town & Gardens 2004
There was a noisy racket of House Sparrows in the greenery near the entrance of the Ricardo factory, immediately west of the Toll Bridge, Old Shoreham. This a regular habitat for Sparrows. Prime area.
House Sparrows flock in the shrubs near the railway on the southern part of New Monks Farm, Lancing.
Up in Shermanbury we never see House Sparrows. Report by Allen Pollard
No sparrows in my town Garden (backs on to Queens Place near Shoreham railway station) but a few seen in Buckingham Road.