Pre-nesting activity has begun at the House Sparrow nesting box in our backyard. We observed the female sparrow this morning “cleaning house.” She was taking “beakfulls” of old nesting material from the nest, and then flying up to a nearby branch where she would drop the bits of grass and feathers to the ground. In the meantime, the male sat on top of the box and watched the proceedings.
Location: Maple Crescent
Observer: Drew Monkman