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By Sadie

west midlands, United Kingdom Gb

Can anyone give me an explanation why Sparrows are pecking my white pertunias



Sparrows do this - presumably they like the taste. They eat yellow crocuses as well.

24 Aug, 2014



25 Aug, 2014


Could be eating bugs, there are a lot of greenfly about at the moment?

25 Aug, 2014



26 Aug, 2014


Found the following in a report in the independent:

"........The report shows that sparrows in the city centre are heavily dependent on one particular type of insect - aphids, the greenfly hated by gardeners - for feeding their young.

Nestlings that do not get enough aphids simply starve, and this may be happening regularly with the first of the three annual broods sparrows need to produce to maintain population levels."

3 Sep, 2014


That makes a lot of sense thanks

5 Sep, 2014

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