1 Apr 2016

House Sparrows!

Two years ago I put some nest boxes high up in the gable ends of our house and garage specifically for House Sparrows. Until now they remained ignored although a pair of Great Tits found one of the high rise boxes to their liking last year.

Looking out a window at first light I noticed a male House Sparrow pulling nesting material from the garden. It  disappeared but within a short space of time was back wit ha female. I watched them for about 5 minutes stripping bits of dead bark off a shrub before going out to look at one of the boxes. This is what  I saw...................

This is the first time for at least 13 years that House Sparrows have attempted to breed in our  garden.

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