Daily Archives: July 14, 2010

HEDGE SPARROWS KILLING YOUNG HOUSE MARTINS!

I have lots of hedge sparrows in my garden. 

Last winter a hedge sparrow (or Two) took over a house martin’s nest outside my bedroom window but nested in hedge as normal in Spring. 

They have recently pushed 4 feathered baby house martins out of nest and have taken up residence once more.  They are also attacking another nest with baby martins in it and dive bombing the parents.  

I now hate them will think twice about feeding them this winter.

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Hi, Thanks for getting in touch.

  That is a good point of yours about feeding sparrows in winter.  We feed them and help them survive and they kill other birds.  If we didn’t feed them then, it seems as though, higher numbers of other bird species would survive.  That is very thought provoking.  Thanks for getting in touch

I cannot see a house martin killing a sparrow can you?