Bird Nest Maintenance.

by Lionel
(Oshawa, ON.)

House Sparrows

House Sparrows

I have a question about three bird's nests in our garden.


They where occupied during the summer by the lowly Sparrows, and my question is, do I clean out the summer nests now in the Fall?

Or shall I leave them so that the birds have a warm place of refuge during this coming winter?

I await your answer.
Many thanks,
L.F.

Well, Lionel, I'm not sure - I tend to leave bird nests where they are as I know the Robins come back the following year and use them again, but I'm not sure if Sparrows also do that. Perhaps one of our readers knows for sure

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Oct 06, 2009
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Need more info for Cornell Labs
by: Sara

Hello

Did you get in touch with Cornell? I sent them an email but they need more info such as..what do your sparrows eat, what kind of sound they make and probably how many nests they made during the year.

Anything elese you can think of would be great and perhaps then there will be an answer for your question instead of just speculation on my part.

Sara Gillespie

P.S. Here is thier email where you can reach them
urbanbirds-mailbox (urbanbirds@cornell.edu)

Oct 04, 2009
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Bird Nest Maintenance
by: Lionel

Hi Sarah,

Many thanks for your advice.

I will follow through with it and remove the nests.
Perhaps if I install the nests boxes later in the spring.

I will be able to attract a more interesting and colourful species.

Thank you again.

Lionel.

Oct 04, 2009
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Sparrows
by: Sara

Cornell birdlabs(urbanbirds@cornell.edu) you can send your question to this link here, they are good about getting back pretty fast.

http://www.birds.cornell.edu/ this is their web page adress maybe you can find answers there as well.

Sara G.


Oct 04, 2009
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Birds nest question
by: Sara

Since they where sparrow nests and it sounds like you are not a fan of them any way take them down, I would.

I believe that sparrows choose different places to nest and if they don't I wouldn't want to encourage them to come back.

I am not sure if this helps you or not.

Sara G.

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