This is the beautiful House Sparrow, also known as the Cockney Sparra. It is an endangered species in our cities, particularly in London where it used to be so common. It's a lovely bird to watch, full of fun and chatter. It's very sociable – you won't see just one – you'll always see a flock. You don't put up a nesting box for the Sparras, you put up a row of terraced nesting boxes cos they like to be together!
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