Condor, the sparrow that was brought in as a nestling became the cheekiest bird I have ever known. When I released him I felt he would be delighted to be free to fly in the wild.
Condor, however, had other ideas he returned every afternoon for his tea and roosted in a shed attached to an aviary. That was his routine all through the winter until a few days ago he failed to return one afternoon.
I have not seen him since but there is a female sparrow regularly visiting the feeding station.
It may well be that she has a nest and has laid eggs because the males guard the nest.
I don’t see too many sparrows here so am really hoping that is what is happening with him. I miss seeing him around because he is such a character.