Tree Sparrow

To: "Paul Dodd" <>, "Russell Woodford" <>
Subject: Tree Sparrow
From: "Julian Bielewicz" <>
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2013 04:31:58 +1000
Greeting Paul & List

I retain fond memories of a trip Fay and I did to the UK back in the late 1990s. Wei were out in Norfolk with a group of local birders who, after a brief consultation amongst themselves, approached us to say that they were going to take us to visit a rather rare British bird. Silence was paramount as the bird was nesting. We followed them until reaching an obvious man-made netting structure designed to serve as a "tunnel.," a hide in effect. A viewing hole had been cut into the netting at the end and through this we had great views of what was then becoming one of the country's rarest birds - the humble Tree Sparrow!

In our younger days Passer montanus had been as common as fish 'n' chips on a Saturday night.



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