5 in a bed

  • Posted by howies
  • 8 July 2009

Outside my house we have two buoys hung on the wall, I'm not sure why except they were found on the beach around the corner from us.

Anyway, a few weeks ago a nest appeared nestled between the two buoys, and then there were 5 little eggs.

Now the eggs have hatched and we have 5 little chicks, I'm pretty sure they are sparrows which is good because sparrows numbers were declining due to gardens being too neat and tidy, they like wild gardens and well, yes ours is a little bit wild and doesn't want to be tamed ,as much as we keep trying.

I wasn't sure if the chicks would be ok in their parents chosen nesting spot as it's only a meter off the ground and right next to where I park my car, so with me getting in and out of it all the time i thought the mum would abandon them.

However they don't seem to mind me being there, they are all going strong, they're getting bigger every day and soon they will be too big for the nest and fly away.

Here they are from this morning, very cute.

nest in buoys

nest in buoys

 

chicks

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