I am writing to ask if other people in Hereford have noticed the lack of sparrows flying a round these last few weeks.

I know the numbers have fallen over the last few years, and on this year's BBC Autumn Watch they said that one of the reasons was because of an avian virus affecting sparrows.

So is that the reason avian virus has wiped out all the sparrows down here in Lower Bullingham?

Mrs RA Pawley