Choosy Sparrows


We have been trying for the last twenty years or more to persuade House Sparrows to nest in boxes on the east wall of our house. We have a three-chamber sparrow-terrace-box, and two large boxes which I converted from 1970s stereo-speaker housings. I am delighted to say that after that long wait, the birds have decided at last, that the boxes are fit for occupation, and have taken over one of the terrace-box chambers and one of the stereo-boxes.

from David Guyoncourt: 27 May 2020