We've had a 3 port Sparrow Terrace on our house wall for many years and for most of that time it has been occupied by a succession of Blue Tits and Great Tits with great success. Last year the House Sparrows, who've colonised our hedges the whole time we've been here (21 Years) have finally noticed it. They've always nested in any nook and cranny of the house (an old timber frame with pantiles) and ignored the box, now there are more sparrows wanting it than there is space.
Sometimes there is a surprise waiting for the house hunter.
Some are avoiding the conflict and going under the tiles.
It looks like another busy spring and summer for sparrow families in the garden. It also means we get the occasional Sparrow Hawk visiting.
Photographed through the kitchen window, we've seen the Hawk quite a few times but never seen her have any luck.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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