We have a lovely community of house sparrows in our road in Bristol which has grown in recent years, and is delightful.
The sparrows roost in gaps behind several of the house front fascia barge boards, including ours, however we now really need to repair our fascia board.
Can we do this without disturbing the sparrows, or at least do it a time of year that will disturb them the least? Or even, can we repair our barge boards in a way that will still allow the sparrows to stay?
Thank you for any advice or tips you can share.
In reply to Robbo:
Any time from about now should be ok. Re nest boxes, I have also found terraces aren't as successful as other types, incl swift boxes and house martin cups. I am sure they will switch to your terrace if needs be. It could be the location that is the problem. Obviously, it is best to locate the box on the same side of the house, up where they currently are.
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