I am getting rather concerned about the missing population of sparrow's in our area. They use to be plentiful, but over the past month or so, very few are about, if at all. We are not having to top-up the feeders like we use to do?.
We have them as well, but this year they have left the feeders alone. Last year they made a right mess. Perhaps its because we have a special feeding area laid out for them this year, and they are starting to show respect :o)
Even the foxes and other wildlife that we have visiting seem to observe the unwritten rules more this year!.
Sadly we had a young vixen that had obviously been hit with a motor vehicle, and had obtained sanctuary on my property, and died before we were able to administer anything.