Archive for April 1st, 2011

1st April 2011, Friday

What a difference 12m makes!

I have said before that house sparrows seem to be very parochial birds, and slow to adapt to new opportunities.  This appears also to apply to nest building as well.  The birds in our garden started this activity in January, and this week I checked the boxes to see if any had eggs yet.  They didn’t, but the difference in nest construction was astonishing.

Birds on the eastern side of our back garden have made large nests, filling the nest boxes (using 5 nest boxes in total).

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Over on the western side it is a different story.  Read the rest of this entry »