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I assume they are house sparrows, Ray? We only have Hedge Sparrows or Dunnocks. Funny how we take sparrows for granted?
I heard a cuckoo the other day while out with the dog. Haven't heard one for years around here. I remember, one year, that it was in February because my neighbour mentioned it being Valentine's Day.
We have some sort of Buzzard nesting in the village. They have raised a couple of chicks over the years and so we now have another pair nesting. It has always puzzled me whether, when that happens, do birds get inbred if they are all from the same pair?
A couple of peacocks (pea hens in fact) are visiting the village too. They are they nosiest, messiest birds you could meet but they are beautiful. The trouble is that, in Spring, they call for a mate from early morning and if this is on your rooftop then it is not funny at 4 am! All sorts of talk about what can be done about them. They are, apparently, very hard to catch.