House Sparrows

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House Sparrows

  • Will 2 Schwegler Woodcrete Avianex 32mm nest boxes close together potentially be enough to attract House Sparrows to nest in my garden? There is limited space for other nest box styles such as a sparrow terrace and having done some research I prefer that these are supposed to insulate from the sun/cold better, be waterproof, last longer, discourage the dominance hierarchy sometimes reportedly seen with terraces and be more robust against squirrels. Should I add a third box to make a ‘sparrow street’ or should 2 suffice? What are other people’s experiences/thoughts?
  • Hi Al

    I should check the entrance hole size to see if they are suitable for House Sparrows, I have the three hole terrace box up for a couple of years now without any takers despite the garden being full of Sparrows.