It’s a record I think. Our last post in April recorded 25 house sparrows seen at once, up from 5 in the year before and none when we moved in (cats are wonderful creatures eh?).
Today I counted around 50 sparrows in and around the garden at one time – the ground under the main feeder was literally crawling with sparrows of all ages. Thanks to Suz for filling our feeder it gives them a great feast, plus the other three houses at Merrybower all provide a decent amount of cover and nosh for the little peckers.