The House Sparrows start a family

As you might be aware from reading earlier posts this month, I have been observing two House Sparrows outside my window throughout the day. Here is the female:

And here is the male:

Recently, they’ve been mating:

Now, the male House Sparrow is collecting materials for a nest:

He even has found some tissue paper to use in the nest:

I don’t think this tissue is good, but it’s an example of how urban birds cope with urban surroundings. Although the House Sparrow itself is not even native to Canada.

The male also frequents the branches near the nest and sings to protect the territory.

I hope they don’t have it too hard with their new family.

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