Quarrel at Synod Office

Although based in suburban Cardiff, the staff in Synod Office often enjoy the company of birds whilst at work.

We have a large tree at the rear of the office and, lately, a quarrel of sparrows has taken to populating the tree and brambles outside the windows of Sue and Helen’s offices.  You may be lucky enough to hear their cacophony when you ring in!  (The sparrows, not Sue and Helen.)

Collective nouns for sparrows: Quarrel, ubiquity and host.

Hawkeye ornithologist, Colin Grimes, spotted our photo of ‘sparrows’ was, in fact, starlings.  We do have sparrows, mostly in the brambles, but it is a murmuration of starlings that are to be found in the tree.


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