FW: Melbourne sparrows

In the 1990s I lived in the inner Melbourne suburb of Armadale. We had both House and Tree Sparrows more or less resident in our front garden.

The interesting thing about them was that the smaller Tree Sparrows were clearly higher in the pecking order than their larger cousins.


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House Sparrows.

Until recently we were domiciled in Mulgoa Valley, semi-rural with House Sparrows resident and thriving. Until the horse people next door departed, about five years ago, in retrospect it was over the ensuing months that the sparrows disappeared, only one or two briefly passing through.

The decline has been worldwide.

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Melbourne sparrows

Am briefly in downtown Melbourne, outside the Town Hall, and amazed at the number of House Sparrows.

None in Sydney or Brisbane .

What has Melbourne got that they don’t ?

Cheers. Michael

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