Today is the third consecutive day that this house sparrow has been at the corner of my neighbour’s roof chirping from dawn until dusk. It’s not just the odd tweet – it’s almost constant and I’m getting a bit concerned about him. I’m not sure if he is an adult, announcing that he is available for young lady sparrows, or a lost young one. Very occasionally he dips down into the guttering and is silent, but moments later he pops back up again and carries on with his incessant tweeting. I wondered if he was injured, but yesterday he flew down to a bush in the garden for a few moments before returning to his post on the roof, so he’s obviously capable of flying.
Just for good measure, here is a video of him