Saturday 24 December 2016 12.24pm
John C wrote:
Don't know about sparrows - haven't seen one for years. Round our way the crows have driven the pigeons out.
yes the gulls and crows and magpies appear to have discouraged the wood pigeons but feral still come around and foxes and squirrels also
I meant the 'feral' 'London' pigeons, Paramount! There're still wood pigeons and squirrels in the trees at the back round Dickens Square
, but Trinity Church Square
itself is a pigeon-free zone where the crows fight the foxes for access to the rubbish sacks. Saw a couple of crows up by Trafalgar Square in the summer - perhaps they can fight off the seagulls that have overwhelmed the pigeons there.
London Zoo usually has a large colony of sparrows - lots of free food. The herons steal the penguins' fish, of course.