Tree Sparrows

Subject: Tree Sparrows
From: Brian Fleming <>
Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2001 14:10:59 +1000
Paul McDonald wrote:
> 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
> door.
> 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
> comments?
> Cheers,
> Paul McDonald
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Tree Sparrows seem to be less common than they used to be 20 years ago
around Melbourne, but you can usually find them at the Zoo.
Anthea Fleming
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