Tree Sparrows

Subject: Tree Sparrows
From: "Paul McDonald" <>
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2001 14:39:15 +1000
Hi All, 

At the place I stay while doing fieldwork in Newtown, Geelong, I 
have noticed a big increase in Tree Sparrow numbers this year. 
Last year I only saw 1 or2 at most every now and then, in the last 
two months or so I TS are nearly as common as House Sp in the 
back yard here. I commonly see 3-4 every time I walk out the back 

Perhaps they are the same individuals, but has anyone else in 
Melb noticed an increase in TS? I was told at one point that the 
only 'safe' place to see TS was Melbourne botanic gardens, any 

Paul McDonald
Paul McDonald
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