Monday, 15 August 2011
I think we have single handedly saved the sparrow population around here.
Ed built lots of bird boxes, and the sparrows and blue tits fight for them. The best one, is a big house hanging in a pine tree, and there is always a scrabble for that.
On the terrace, the bird house we can access has fledged it's forth set of babies. We went to take a peep, and show one of my students, and the poor little fledglings fell out of the back! They were probably just 1 or 2 days away from fledging on their own, so it must have been a shock to mum, when she came back and they had gone. We all felt quite bad about it, but hopefully they all survived.