When the sparrows come back to their condo in the sky it is a lot livelier around the back yard. When we first erected this large bird condominium, some 18 years ago we expected to attract martins but the sparrows got there first and never left. I guess one can say that in this case possession is nine-tenths of the law. However, we have no complaints as we love sparrows and they have been hard working, playful and reliable neighbors.
Every couple years we take the condo down, clean it return it to its pole. In the years that we leave it up, it is occupied year round even though not at full capacity. I guess some animals just don’t want to leave the comforts of home. It’s a peaceful martin house, minus the martins, as I never see any fights for space. I often wonder if the same sparrows come back each year, how many generations there are, how many chicks have been born there over the time and many other questions. Perhaps the answers will be revealed one day.