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Old Sunday 25th May 2014, 18:26   #1
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House Sparrows

Like a lot of people I spend a fortune on 'specialist' feed, sunflower hearts, black sunflower, niger, peanuts, no mess seed etc etc etc. I saw, like a lot of people the drop in House Sparrow numbers a few years ago. I was getting one maybe two at a time. Then for a few days I threw a few slices of wetted stale bread out. Two three House Sparrows hmmm. Going through three or four sliced loaves a week at least now and seeing twenty and over House Sparrows now. The experts say there is no nutritional value in bread. What about the high fat content in shop bought bread? Thoughts?
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Old Monday 26th May 2014, 06:43   #2
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[...] I spend a fortune on 'specialist' feed, sunflower hearts, black sunflower, niger, peanuts, no mess seed etc etc etc.[...]
ROFL
Your "specialist" seed isnīt anything than a boring monotony common only in English speaking countries. And buying it for a fortune is simply st...d (not meant as offense!).

Referring the bread, sparrows love it but the salt in it isnīt healthy for them.
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Old Monday 26th May 2014, 10:46   #3
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Try buying online, in bulk. I've used and would recommend both of these suppliers -

http://www.food4wildbirds.co.uk/Sunf...rts-c-669.html

http://www.burnhills.com/bird-c7/wild-bird-c25


Our local house sparrows generally ignore bread and go straight for the sunflower hearts. It's the foxes who eat any bread we put out.
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Your "specialist" seed isnīt anything than a boring monotony common only in English speaking countries. And buying it for a fortune is simply st...d (not meant as offense!).

Referring the bread, sparrows love it but the salt in it isnīt healthy for them.
Didn't think about the salt content, looks like it will be homemade bread with no salt from now on. My idea of a fortune might be different to yours. Garden full of House Sparrows again this morning :-)
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[...] Garden full of House Sparrows again this morning :-)

Enjoy them, here they are declinded extremly.
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