Have you seen any sparrows lately?

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@allknowing (55811)
India
December 5, 2017 7:38pm CST
We took it for granted these sparrows that were seen at grocery shops enjoying whatever they could lay their beaks on. They came in clusters and the shop keeper did not shew them away. My friend would keep some bird feed on her window sill and they would come there helping themselves, at the same time dirtying her window which she did not mind. Their chirps made her day. I do not see them now and I am missing them badly.
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
Do they migrate somewhere?
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@allknowing (55811)
• India
6 Dec
I have read about sparrows being rare at a global level
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@valmnz (13198)
• New Zealand
6 Dec
@allknowing certainly not rare in NZ!
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@allknowing (55811)
• India
6 Dec
“Mindless urbanisation” leading to a loss of the birds’ natural habitats, says Mohammed Dilawar.
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@dpk262006 (54849)
• Delhi, India
6 Dec
Due to massive urbanization, we rarely see any sparrow in our area.
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@allknowing (55811)
• India
6 Dec
We do not see them here at all.
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@dpk262006 (54849)
• Delhi, India
6 Dec
@allknowing Earlier they used to come to our area in good numbers but now we do not see them very often. The reasons given in the article (which you have shared) seems valid reasons to me for their disappearance. I miss seeing chipping sparrows.
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@allknowing (55811)
• India
6 Dec
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@sallypup (22095)
• Moses Lake, Washington
6 Dec
More than tons of sparrows over here. Maybe cause they steal from our chickens.
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@allknowing (55811)
• India
6 Dec
I am so glad they do not belong to the extinct category.
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@sallypup (22095)
• Moses Lake, Washington
6 Dec
@allknowing Sparrows are invasive over here. They take over other bird's nests. I'd rather see more finches but I get what I get. I think they like that I grow sunflowers and leave the sunflowers up to dry cause they eat the seeds.
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@allknowing (55811)
• India
6 Dec
@sallypup I only have happy memories of sparrows. Never knew they rob nests that belong to other birds
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@Shavkat (47447)
• Philippines
6 Dec
We have them this morning. The chirping sounds early in the morning made me relax while playing with my kitty Shadow.
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@allknowing (55811)
• India
6 Dec
Good to hear that
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@Shavkat (47447)
• Philippines
6 Dec
@allknowing I guess we need to appreciate the beauty of these sparrows.
@valmnz (13198)
• New Zealand
6 Dec
Birds, including sparrows, come feeding at our place every morning. The larger blackbirds and starlings often stand back and wait for their smaller chums to feed first.
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@allknowing (55811)
• India
6 Dec
As you know I have several species visiting us but not sparrows.
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@sjvg1976 (14714)
• Delhi, India
6 Dec
May be in winters they are rare to see there. I do still see them
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@allknowing (55811)
• India
6 Dec
Happy you can see them where you live. We have not seen them for years.
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@youless (87167)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Dec
Sparrows are common birds here. Since they fly so high and I hardly see their closeup. I often can hear their singing instead.
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@allknowing (55811)
• India
6 Dec
You are really fortunate They are called house birds.
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@Hatley (159688)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Dec
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@allknowing (55811)
• India
6 Dec
We too have small birds here but they are not sparrows.
@Kandae11 (27275)
6 Dec
Maybe they are off somewhere where there is summer.
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@allknowing (55811)
• India
6 Dec
We have great summers here and their absence has been noticed for years now.
@RodrickH (1146)
• China
6 Dec
Yes,they jump here and here to find food
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@cahaya1983 (9728)
• Malaysia
6 Dec
Yes we see them a lot around here. They come perching at the balcony railing every now and then but they'd fly off before you can approach them.
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