The Modern Southern Garden: The House Sparrow

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The House Sparrow 

The house sparrow or passer domesticus is a common bird that may be found throughout North America that made its first appearance in our country in 1851. It is a bird that typically settles in suburban neighborhoods particularly near buildings & manmade structures. Their nests may often be found in gutters, lamp posts or thick, bushy shrubs. Although the birds may have different markings & range in colors from soft browns & greys for females to rich bark, black & white coloration, they are typically 6-inches long weighing about 1 1/2 ounces as adults. Their wing span ranges from 6 to 8-inches. House sparrows will frequent feeders when filled with standard birdseed consisting of dried cracked corn, millet & sunflower seeds but they may nibble on torn bread, too. They are known to give themselves a dust bath & have a lifespan of approximately three years. Learn how to care for these birds if they nest near your home.

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How To Care For A Nest Of Baby Birds

In the spring, it isn’t uncommon to stumble upon a birds nest perched high on a branch but what do you do when a couple of house sparrows decide your garage or garden shed would make a lovely place to raise their little babies? A few pointers will ensure the family of birds are safe until they are able to fly away. 

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 House sparrows build nests using a variety of dried vegetation ranging from pine straw, leaves & moss to feathers & even string. Once the eggs are present, both the male & female house sparrows take turns incubating over a span of approximately two weeks with an additional two weeks of care given after they hatch. The nestlings are visited often & fed a diet mainly of insects. If you happen to find a nest of birds, it is important not to disturb it, mainly by not touching anything around the site or the adult birds may abandon them before they are ready to fly.

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