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Originally posted by Drunkenshrew
Here are more reasons, why sparrows are in decline (loosely translated from the German Wikipedia entry)
Modern refurbished buildings offer less niches and cavities for nesting sites
Originally posted by MichiganSwampBuck
Disappearing in Europe though, that sounds like a warning, the "canary in the coal mine" so to speak. A sign our environment is in trouble.
Originally posted by wayno
Go to any outdoor eating establishment, but especially some fast-food kind of place, and they will be there in numbers to pick up the scraps and crumbs that fly off the tables in the wind. As someone already noted, they are getting pretty good at begging too.
Originally posted by Angrybadger
There was an add for an article that will be in tomorows paper here in Ireland.It says the bird population is decreasing and it blames the increase in wild cats.
Cant say I have noticed a drop in birds.I do notice however on my country walks a lot less bees and definately a reduction in the amount of frogs I used to see when I was a kid.I used to love hearing the buzzing of bees and watch them in numbers as they flew from flowr to flower.Now they are much rarer.