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Thursday, 30 June 2011

Sparrow Spotting

Ed built a lovely bird house, with a perspex back hidden behind a wooden door. This is fixed up on our terrace. The idea is, that birds nest in it, and when we want to, we can open the wooden door, and see the eggs/fledglings inside.

I thought it might be a bit too close to us, but evidently the sparrows don't. In no time at all, we had a nest inside, and mum and dad sparrow flying in and out. Soon, there were babies inside. I felt quite intrusive, sitting on the terrace listening to them shouting for their dinner! Within a very short time, they had fledges, and the parents had laid another set of eggs.

Max was very interested, when he realised that there was something inside the box, but there was no way for him to get at them. (He does well enough with the wildlife in the garden, but more of that later.)

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