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Kimberley Hancock

Winder, GA, United States

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House Sparrow nesting attempt with three live young in a hanging basket on my front porch.

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Unusual nests

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House Sparrow Nest In My Hanging Basket On The Porch

Taken today (7/21/2014) - three House Sparrow eggs laid in the fern hanging on our front porch. One of the adults lost its tail (?) but is still feeding/caring for young just fine.

3 responses to “House Sparrow nest in my hanging basket on the porch”

  1. Kathy says:

    I have a similar situation – every year house sparrows build a nest in one of the hanging baskets outside my door. Any every year it’s a challenge to water the flowers – because if I can’t water the flowers, the nest would be exposed. Today for the first time, the slight jostle to the basket startled one of the chicks and it jumped out. I was able to put it back, and the parents are still bringing it insects, so perhaps it will survive.

  2. Barbara says:

    I have recently found a house sparrow nest in my hanging flower pot I hot for Mother’s Day from my youngest daughter. Hanging on my front porch of course. I love it . How long will it stay , do you know about how long.

  3. Texas Bird Family says:

    I love House Sparrows!

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