Tree Sparrow – a short video

I took this video a few weeks ago.  If you watch this video until the  end you will see a really good close up of a tree sparrow.


It is feeding on millett.  I always put millet in this feeder.  The bird food I put out always goes quickly in winter.  Just wonder what type of bird food other people put out.

5 thoughts on “Tree Sparrow – a short video

  1. Jan

    Hi Trisha,

    After several days of not being able to access your site I was very pleased to find you in your new guise and I thought the video of the tree sparrow was delightful, what a lovely coloured cap he has. As I have told you before we are not fortunate enough to see them in our garden. We have though, been visited lately by two male and two female Blackcaps who seem particularly attracted by the fat cakes. Best wishes for your new site and I was just wondering if you will be able to reinstate your archives as they were always interesting to refer to.

  2. trish Post author

    Hi Jan, so pleased to hear from you. I didn’t know if anyone would miss birdtablenews, but I have missed writing it.

    Our hosting company made a mistake and my actual blog was lost. I’m learning a lot about blogs at the moment. It seems even though my blog was deleted (sob, sob) Google still have a lot of the pages somewhere.

    I am going to put back all my old posts from Google, but it takes a bit to learn how. I want to put them back as they are my diary and I want them back!!

    There always seems to be a lot of sparrows about here. Strange isn’t it. I was in Scarborough the other day and there were about 10 house sparrows in a bush near a car park. The bush had berries on. I don’t know what kind of bush it was. The sparrows didn’t seem bothered that there were a lot of people about.

    Good to hear from you and thanks for looking for me on the internet. Trisha

    I don’t know if I have ever seen a blackcap. I’ll look it up.

  3. John

    It’s funny how birds in different areas seem to prefer different food. I bought some white millet to add to my seed mix and it’s the one thing that always seems to get left behind on the bird table though it disappears when I throw it on the ground. We each have to experiment to see what suits the local fusspots.

  4. Angie

    Hello there Trish.
    Thankyou for sharing the video it is really nice to watch this little birld so closeup, I have visited your site after reading the piece in the Hull Daily mail, me and my daughter often watch Birds and other creatures in our garden, we have spotted lots of mice, a squirel and a beautiful fox passed by one night. we have lots of feeders out in our garden so the birds seem very keen to visit. well done with your website here and keep up the good work, I am saving your site to my favourites and will be a regular reader.
    Take care.
    Angie x

  5. trish Post author

    Hi Angie, Really pleased you liked the video. It seemed strange seeing myself in the paper, but I like putting my jottings onto this blog.
    Bet you find it interesting to see all the wildlife.
    I have a lot of feeders out as well. I have had to change them round a bit lately because two squirrels come to the garden and get the bird food.

    The other day I had a pigeon eating the birdfood and a squirrel sitting on the fence waiting it’s turn. So I have to be careful and put a lot of the food in feeders or inside the ground feeder.

    So pleased you will be a regular reader, and not only a reader I hope but it would be good to hear what birds you see and other wildlife in your garden. I’m putting together a list of kitchen scraps that can be used a birdfood, do you put any scraps out.


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