House Sparrows Are Busy Building Their New Breeding Nests

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It’s that time of year again where many birds are preparing to lay eggs. We have a large population of House Sparrows at the Quinta and they are busy building new nests to lay. Both the male and female are working hard collecting material.

A few pairs build nests inside the porch of our front door and this morning there was a mating pair busy early. They were backlit by the rising sun so I grabbed a shot of both the male and female with material.

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Male House Sparrow
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Sparrow in Flight

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For about 10 minutes today, the large flock House Sparrows we have in the garden were raiding the Suet Feeder like a bunch of looters. So I thought I’d try and get a shot of one flying into land. This female is the best of the shots coming into land feet first.

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