For those who liked the cute house sparrows of last week, I have some news! The house sparrow is (for the second year in a row already) back as the most abundant bird species in Belgian gardens.
This ‘first place’ does however not necessarily relate to an upward trend in their absolute numbers. It is more likely that other species, like the finch and the great tit, do not visit our gardens that often when winters are mild and they are not running out of other food sources in the forests.
More details on the exact numbers are not available yet, as you can still submit your own counts here.