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Zoe Ahn

Glade Spring, VA, United States


This House Sparrow egg was 1 of 5 that were boiled to render them nonviable. In this area House Sparrows are proving a real problem and have kicked out 2 nesting birds and killed 1 female Tree Swallow just in 2015




House Sparrow Eggs

House Sparrow Egg

5 responses to “House Sparrow Eggs”

  1. Steve says:

    Great work on these nest boxes!

  2. Texas Bird Family says:

    Tree Swallows are state and federally protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. It is illegal to kill them.

  3. Texas Bird Family says:

    Poor House Sparrows! It’s so cruel to boil live birds!

  4. Texas Bird Family says:

    It is illegal to harass Tree Swallows. Which includes preventing them from raising young.

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