F*@#ing House Sparrows!

Not an hour after I finished typing the last post.

Stopped to look out my back window, which faces the Bluebird house.

See the male Bluebird fly out carrying a fecal sac.

See a little brown bird fly into the house.


Storm out and head for the Bluebird house and sure enough a female House Sparrow bursts out and away.

Opened the box and took this picture:


Storm back to the house, dig out the Sparrow Spooker and my drill and head back out to put it on the box.

The female House Sparrow was in the box again!!

Put up the Spooker, check the babies.  As far as I can tell they’re all breathing, but whether they’ll stay that way…..at least the one is definitely injured.

The Bluebird parents aren’t enthused by the Spooker, but after a few minutes of swooping back and forth they figured out they could still access the opening.

Cross your fingers…..


  1. Ping from Rain Frances:

    That’s awful. You know, we tried our best to save a baby robin this week, we found it on the ground, a squirrel had gotten to it that afternoon. The adult robins were dive bombing and attacking the squirrel but it still got into the nest sadly.

    • Ping from Ruth:

      Sometimes there’s nothing you can do, which doesn’t keep it from being upsetting!

      The good news is the Bluebird parents are still going in and out of the box today, I’ll try to get out there later to check on the babies…..

  2. Ping from Ruth:

    The injured baby is dead. But the other three appear to be ok!

  3. Ping from bogie:

    At least you saw what was going on and interupted the damage. Otherwise it could have been so much worse.