One of my favourite birds and also one of the commonest. However, in recent years their urban population has fallen dramatically. Social birds that tend to nest in colonies they are happy to mix partners. They love being around people and don’t tend to stray far from them. They don’t migrate just move to the country! Their biggest enemy is the cat. But they equally love moths although they tend to be vegetarian.
Generally, sparrows are small, plump, brown-grey birds with short tails. They are similar in size to finches and many other birds we find in our gardens.