To: "birdingaus" <>
From: "kbrandwood" <>
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 17:43:59 +1000
Hi all,
HANZAB mentions very briefly nectar as food for House Sparrows but does not 
mention where the source of the nectar is derived. Over the past couple of 
weeks I have seen H/Sparrows on 4 occasions feeding on grevilleas, I watched 
them closely and they did not appear to be taking insects, the head movement 
was not a picking action just stationary as though sucking nectar. I checked 
the flowers for insects but did not find any.
The observations were at sites klms apart so it wasn't a localised event. Is 
this a common occurrence?

keith b the beautiful Hawkesbury 60km N/W of Sydney

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