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 and doves so feeding No added wheat will help deter the pigeons and doves and attract a wider variety of smaller birds.Find out more