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Old Sunday 5th July 2020, 21:59   #1
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Nosy House Sparrows

A pair of Golden fronted woodpeckers are very busy tending to a nest in a hollow of an Ash tree in my back yard. They are also busy frequently chasing off House Sparrows that keep hanging around the nest. Does anybody know what the sparrows are up to? Thanks.
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Getting a lot of complaints about House Sparrows doing the same thing to occupied nest boxes as well.

Sparrows are aggressive and can tend to dominate feeders in gardens preventing other birds from getting to the food. They can also attack other birds and prevent them entering nest sites, as you have witnessed with the Woodpecker Nest.
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