Bird numbers significantly down in London

Sparrows are one of the species whose numbers have significantly dropped in the last decade Credit: PA

The number of farmland birds in London has fallen significantly in the past decade, according to the latest RSPB report.

The report looked at over 100 of the UK's most common birds and of these species, about a fifth have declined in the south east by more than a third since 1995, including turtle doves, willowtits and cuckoos. The number of starlings has fallen 40% in London since 1995.