Instagram post by @napwithacat Becky K

This house sparrow colony lives in the bushes near our apartment. House sparrows are invasive, introduced to North America in the 19th century. They outcompete native cavity-nesting birds, and are known to destroy nests and eggs, and kill nestlings and adults while taking over occupied nest sites. House Sparrows have lived around humans for centuries. They are absent from undisturbed forests and grasslands, but are common in the countryside around farms. I’ve been considering changing our seed mix to something less appealing to these guys to help support native species but I don’t think these guys will be going away anytime soon . #housesparrow #rva #citybitds

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