For the first time, we're participating in Project Feeder Watch. If you don't already know, this citizen science initiative monitors trends in the populations of North American birds visiting feeders during each winter season. It's administered by the Cornell lab of Ornithology and Bird Studies Canada.
Accordingly, we've been counting the visitors to our feeders at fortnightly intervals.
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I was surprised to find a female House Sparrow visiting a feeder in nearby Heron Bay a few days ago. Believe it or not they, like Rock Pigeons, are scarce in these parts.