BBC: News website cites a report that Songbird Survival commissioned on the devastation brought on Britain’s songbirds by animals such as grey squirrels and cats predation ( killing ). Photos: House Sparrow – ‘Decimated 90%!’ Cry. “Predation Britain” – Warning!
Numbers – Fatally incredibly crashed to zero in vast areas all over Britain!
2010 BTO: Numbers Down ‘DEAD’ 90%!
Jolly little House Sparrows bustling perky gregarious.
From 1840 taken all over USA Boston New York. ALL – Around the World.
‘They’ All Manage To Retain British Sparrows! Not killing them off?
More Photos: ‘Birds-RSPB Scandal!’ Struggling to survive alone here in UK?
Shocking Along with just – Far Too Many Other Once ‘common’ Garden Birds!
On this DEAD – ’Red List!’ – Appallingly crashed to zero in far too many areas of ‘Britain!’ “Life couldn’t be the same without the Sparrow!”…
Sparrows arrived here towards the end of the last ice age nesting in caves cliffs. “We’ve lived side by side with the Sparrow since man first emerged.”
‘Every morning at dawn chorus time all across the country they used to form the massed choir.’ Humble Sparrow is increasingly now not even alive.
House Sparrow: Between 1972 and 1996 - Estimates are that 9.6million – House Sparrows had ‘disappeared’ – A loss of 65%.
1990 – There were eight sparrows for every garden. 2000 – Only Four! – ‘2010’ – DEAD 90%!
‘2000:’ House Sparrow – Already extinct in Glasgow Birmingham Manchester Edinburgh Bradford Newcastle Southampton. Etc. Then likely reasons were car pollution emissions killing off the insects on which sparrows feed their offspring in the first crucial days after they hatch. Bad peanuts sold at discount stores. “These nuts end up releasing toxins that are still deadly to birds. Avoid this bird tables should be cleaned every two weeks and always bin ‘mouldy’ peanuts.”
Help House Sparrows: Patches of weeds unmown grass to attract seeds insects. Feed sunflower seeds fruit millet. Moist well cut up chicken sausage meat or bacon.
They Need: To raise their family under ‘our’ house eaves. Stop blocking them up.
Avoid: Chemicals-sprays pellets killing soft-bodied bugs that House Sparrows and chicks eat.
Have: Some really dense bushes scrubs for Sparrows to forage roost and hide in from predators.
Q: WHY this disaster in UK? PLEASE ASK the RSPB. UK Slayed – Monstrous. On guess what? Damn forever this – Sickly Red-Deadly ‘DEATH’ List.
“Grey Squirrels. Cats both domestic and wild are ‘devastating’ Britain’s songbird population a new study confirms.” http://www.songbird-survival.org.uk
Read below. View – ‘Birds – RSPB Scandal!’
Predatory animals are having as much an impact as modern farming practices the report commissioned by the registered charity – Songbird Survival indicates.
“When combined with the impact of predatory birds like sparrowhawks and magpies this means up to 85% of adult and chick songbirds are lost” –
‘With 100% of nests raided’ – Targeted!
Conservationists fear the number of predators has and is spiralling out of control. Being left unchecked for over the last 40 years!
This could have a significant long – term impact on Garden Songbird numbers throughout the UK.
“The study brings together previously unpublished research conducted at farms across Britain.”
It notes other major predators of grey squirrels, domestic and wild cats, are responsible for a sharp decline in farm birds.
UK Warning! – ‘‘Tree Sparrow’’ – Decimated ‘93%!’ – Cry – UK…
Rich chestnut crown. White collar cheeks with black spot. Gregarious Tree Sparrows were again Introduced Worldwide.
Song more harmonious so very active and captivating with permanently cocked tail. Shyer smaller than our – ALSO –
‘Destroyed House Sparrow.’ Takes to next boxes. Mate for life.
Disastrous Offensive – Why? Yet Another – Tree Sparrow UGH! Red Death-List! ‘You may never see them again.’
Do-You-Care? These and many more songbirds listed were once part of all our lives. View: ‘Birds – RSPB Scandal!’
Our common ‘garden birds’ along with so many other beautiful songbird visitors from across the sea. Now mostly dead!
“We need garden songbirds like we need ‘bees’ one pair of blue tits alone take and need 15 thousand insects grubs bugs spiders a season – ”
Slug pellets; Poison sprays kill ’our’ unwanted insect slug bug beetles and a myriad of creepy crawlies then songbirds eat these and to feed their chicks. Yet more garden songbirds dead wiped out this time – By us…
2011: Use Only ‘Recent’ Data. Mostly ALL IS – ‘WAY OUT OF DATE’? Only Songbird-Survival have ’present day’ numbers. Percentage loss figures. Read about Songbirds – Our tragic loss!
Albert Einstein: “Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds”…
“Our Struggling Songbirds – Devastation by Grey Squirrels & Cats Killing ‘Predation’ Britain!”
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