House Sparrow

Passer domesticus

The introduced House Sparrow is well known around human habitation, and is more common in shopping centres than in suburban gardens. They are generally seen in groups of six to ten, and for the first 14 years of the survey they were the second most common bird. Numbers are fairly regular throughout the year, but fewer are seen during the breeding season when the birds are nesting. Numbers, and breeding records, have declined steadily during the survey.

Nesting begins in mid-September and the last dependent young are reported in late February. R=14. BR=10.