Sunday 24 October 2010 6.57am
The noise is indeed one of the remaining preferred habitats of London's dwindling sparrow population. They congregate in that hedge and during the summer months, also in the one that overhangs the wall of the EF Language School round the corner in Roupell Street
(which is now bare of leaves for the winter).
I am eternally grateful to the owner of that hedge, because I really get a boost from the sparrow noise every time I walk past.