My Best Nest: A Purple Martin Story
Martin enemy number 2: the House Sparrow
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A male House Sparrow
Copyright Joe Dellinger 2008
Copyright Joe Dellinger 2008

Male (left) and female (right) European House Sparrows on a Purple Martin House. They are carrying nesting material. HouseSparrows build dense nests that nearly completely fill the available space. They will build their nest right on top of an existing Purple Martin nest!