Date: 7/10/17 11:26 am
From: Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...>
Subject: Re: Fox Squirrel raids House Sparrow nest
I found the remains of a house sparrow in my birdbath a few years ago. The
skull had been gnawed into. I assumed a squirrel had done it.

Sandy B.

On Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 10:07 AM Ragupathy Kannan <
<0000013b0ad14faf-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> Every summer I face the unpleasant task of having to discourage House
> Sparrows from nesting in my property. They usurp Barn Swallow and House
> Finch nests. This summer, they usurped a Robin's nest. Before I could
> shoo them away, I had to travel back-to-back for several weeks. By the
> time I returned on June 29th, the sparrows had babies in the nest. So I
> let them be.
> This morning, I heard a commotion outside. Several of the sparrows, a
> thrasher, and a mockingbird were mobbing a Fox Squirrel right inside the
> nest. The squirrel grabbed a chick, and, totally unperturbed by the
> mobbers, ate the chick perched on a branch a few feet from the nest. And
> it went back to the nest, and this time ate something, possibly an egg.
> The nest is empty now.
> Kannan
> Ft. Smith

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