The tree sparow can be seen all year round. Its scarcer in the uplands, and far north & west of the UK. The main populations are found in the Midlands, southern & eastern England.
- Smaller than the house sparrow, but with both sexes showing great similarities. Crown of chocolate brown, tiny black bib, black cheek spot on white cheeks. The Tree Sparrow has a white half collar, white underparts and a tail thats almost permanetly cocked.
- 13.5 -14.5 cms
- Black, short & stubby
- Red, medium in length
- Garden, heaths, woods, fields & hedges
- Flits, perches openly, hops, takes off & lands from vegetation or the ground.
- 1 - 15
- Distinct chup - chup and tek - tek
Breeding & Feeding
- Tree, rocks or against a wall
- 4 - 6, pale grey spotted brown
- Incubation Period
- 11 - 14 days
- 2 - 3; April - June
- Seeds, insects
- UK Breeding Pairs
No added wheat is as the name suggests a blend of food that hasn’t had any wheat added to the mix. Mixes containing wheat attract more pigeons & doves so feeding No added wheat will help deter the pigeons & doves and attract a wider variety of smaller birds.Find out more