, house sparrows
are such birds that mostly scour for insects and other forms of sustenance from soil.
Providing feed for these ground-feeding birds may seem unattractive or cumbersome at first due to its immediate disadvantages, but taking these following measures will solve these problems and will prove very beneficial for you and your ground feeding garden birds.
The main, and probably the biggest, problem of putting feed directly onto the ground, is how other animals such as squirrels, pigeons, and, even worse, rats, get attracted to the feed. In contrast to more inaccessible hanging bird feeders that rats cannot easily get to, putting bird feed on the ground allows pests very easy access to the food. To prevent squirrels, try using using a caged squirrel proof bird feeder