birding-aus re sparrows nesting

Subject: birding-aus re sparrows nesting
From: Bette Mitchell <>
Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 18:33:51 +1000
One really has to admire the persistance of the humble Sparrow.
We had a pair that attempted to nest at our place last Summer. As I am
definately not up to destroying the chicks,I destroyed the nest at
completion stage and they spent the whole Summer re-building the same
They didn't get the message and in the end I felt quite sorry for them!
I guess their persistance is the very reason they are successful.
I am a member of the Royal Society For the Protection of Birds(U.K) and
there is concern over there about the decline of the numbers of
Sparrows(as well as other species) and the R.S.P.B.are sponsoring
someone to do his P.H.D thesis on Sparrows!
Hard to believe isn't it.
                                         Bett Mitchell

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