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By G0env

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom Gb

For the first time I know of sparrows are eating the leaves on my Mesembryanthemum see photo's. How do I stop this happening

OK see your comment but I've watched the sparrows doing it and there are no little slugs or anything on the leaves

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That looks like slug and/or snail damage to me not sparrows.

20 Jun, 2011


Maybe they a little slugs and that is what the sparrows are after to feed their later young.

20 Jun, 2011


I don't think sparrows feed their babies on slugs Dorjac, tends to be seeds. Also slugs tend to feed at night when the birds are roosting.

20 Jun, 2011


Looks like sparrow damage to me! They often go after the leaves of the Ice Plants and Portulacas that we grow here, Sometimes spraying them with artificial grape or cherry flavoring--as in unsweetened kid's drinks--will stop them, but that's not a given.

21 Jun, 2011


Gosh I've never seen a sparrow attack any plant like this TugB... live and learn!

21 Jun, 2011


I'll admit that I'm surprised that they are going for them in the UK. Around here, we always assumed that they were going for the water and the greens! Just how bad is the drought, anyway? And I though that most of you folks had some relief, too!

22 Jun, 2011


Hi just joined the forum ..... I've just taken some photographs of sparrows on our Mesembryanthemums, (I will added it / them to the "garden picture section" with a heading of sparrows), no bugs, slugs or anything, wondered if the leaves might be sweet. There's plenty of nearby water with bird baths and drinking places for them to get moisture from. Very strange, they've never done this before.

30 Jun, 2011

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