Exciting news from Oakenshaw…

After seeing my blog about Tree Sparrows in nearby Birkenshaw, Chris who lives in Oakenshaw contacted me with some exciting news!

He wrote ” For at least the last three winters three Tree Sparrows have joined our resident house sparrows and visited my feeders daily here in Oakenshaw. ” Thank you Chris!

This is exciting news, Is the Tree Sparrow hanging on in small number somewhere in our area?

So if anyone sees a Tree Sparrow in the Low Moor/Oakenshaw area would you let me know with location and date please . Ok I’m dreaming but if they are hanging on we could put conservation methods in place for them to possibly bred.

If anyone is a bit unsure of the identification between the Tree Sparrow & House Sparrow this RSPB link may be useful

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/old-world-sparrows/

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