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house sparrow

Nesting in Corners

Sunday, 13th April 2003, West Yorkshire

male sparrowfemale sparrow 

Starlings and house sparrows were rivals for the roof corner nest site that I can see through the rooflight window of my studio as I type this. It's ended up with the house sparrows taking this site while the starlings have gone for the roof corner of our neighbours (we live in a semi-detached house).

starling's nest  

I took this photograph of a starling through the rooflight window in the spring of 1992. This is about as far as I've ever got with bird photography!

bumble bee

When we first moved into this house, 20 years ago, bumble bees nested in the hole.


Under a brick in the front garden today we uncovered a small colony of ants. next page


Richard Bell