Tuesday, July 4, 2017

House Sparrows use owl box for new home June 2017

Once the Eastern Screech Owl had moved out of the box it took less than a day for the house sparrows to take it over.  Many birds have looked at it but these two work hard and fast to create  a new home

Female was bringing in new nesting

Male was bringing in long leaves from next door

Female telling male to hurray up

More reeds brought in. 

The female is now on eggs and male sits beside his new house keeping others away. 

I have no problem letting house sparrows use the nest box.
In October all the boxes will be emptied  cleaned up and ready for another season.