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Last week I thought that we had a nest of sparrows in the ivy near to the back door to the garage as every time that I walked past it a little brown bird would fly out straight past my face and head down to the back of the garden.

The ivy is growing up against a brick wall and is probably only 3 or 4 inches deep as we tend to keep it well cut back so it’s not the sort of place that you would really expect to find a nest. I had kind of thought that the birds had gone as I hadn’t been dive bombed this week at all. Then today as I was doing a bit of work in that garage there was a sort of whining noise, which I thought was coming from either the dog next door or our own hound but when I stepped out to listen more closely it was apparent that the noise was emanating from the ivy.

On closer inspection this is what I saw

So obviously out came the camera and for the next few minutes I was able to get some really nice shots of the sparrows, only they weren’t actually sparrows they were wrens, which I think makes it even more special.

Although the parents were a little reticent to come and feed the young while the big scary man with the big lens was there, they did eventually come, so I guess that I can’t be all that scary after all.

A lot of the images were captured at a very high ISO (20,000) so you may find that quality is not as good as it should be, but unfortunately I was starting to lose the light as it was getting towards evening and the weather in the UK is not all that great at the moment which is obviously why we have a hosepipe ban!

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