I was watering my garden when I saw a dead baby sparrow, as I continued to water, I saw another baby sparrow alive. I put on my garden gloves and picked it up.


My husband got the ladder out and climed up the side of the house and put the baby back in the nest. My husband went back in the house and I stayed out in the yard but backed up far enough away and watched. The nest was empty except for the baby we placed back in the nest.


A male sparrow came back to the nest and killed the baby, then through it out of the nest. I was heart broken.


Two female sparrows were on the ground churping at the dead baby sparrow. After a while they left.


The next day I was going to water the garden again and there were two more baby sparrows, but these were alive, I gave them dropes of water and some worms. I don’t know what to do with them. Do I let nature take its course or do I take care of them.


How can these little tiny things pull on my heart strings so so bad. I know this happens all the time with birds killing other birds and I guess it’s no different than humans at war killing each other, but it makes a different when you see it happen, weather its a bird or a human. Male lions kill baby cubs when they enter a new pride. Why is this an instinct with animals & humans. The only thing is Humans have a belief system and a consious but animals don’t.


Hello and thank you for getting in touch

I would say you will have to let nature take its course.  On saying that, I don’t know what I would do if I was in your shoes and the sparrows were there in front of me.

But really the only way is to let nature take its course.

I know how this can pull at our heart strings.  I saw a sparrowhawk with its talons in a blackbird and the blackbird was so shocked and frightened I was caught up in the moment and so wanted the blackbird to live.

The only thing I can think of is that the male sparrow maybe was not the father of the chicks and wanted to make room for his own young.

There is such a lot we don’t know about our wild birds.  As you can see from the orher comments from people – this is not just a one off.  It must be part of their nature and all we can do is accept it!!

Thank you for getting in touch.  Let me know what you decide to do.


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