A lack of nesting spaces is one of the key reasons House Sparrows are declining, here's a little collage of my efforts to create some more...

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Portchester High-street Project:

Thanks to the generosity of you all, who raised £150 in just a few hours, me and a small team were able to go out around the streets of Portchester and Portsmouth collecting fly-tipped wood, turn them into birdboxes and install them on buildings down Portchester High Street.

Several can now be seen on the Red Lion Pub, TBS Furniture, Portchester Dentists, the estate agents and more! 

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Two nestboxes I built and installed for a local dentist practice.

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A nestbox given to Grange infant school, made from decking that would've gone to landfill. Currently it's occupied by a family of Blue Tits.

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A distant shot of a nestbox installed over a lake in a local woodland.

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One of the first colony nestboxes I built and installed (made with the help of my little sister).

Cams Golf Course 1st nestbox

One of five nestboxes me and a (sufficiently bribed) friend installed at Cams Golf Course.

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A nestbox I installed for my Nan, made from wood I found dumped at the side of the road!

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Collecting some of the famous Titchfield Haven nature reserves old boardwalk - it's currently in my shed waiting to be turned into more nestboxes...

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One of my colony Sparrow boxes on the Drama Studio of Portchester Community School (my old school!)

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One of the many nestboxes installed at the nursery inside Portchester Community School.

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Another nestbox made from my neighbor's old decking - now installed on the nursery in PCS.

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Another boardwalk nestbox on the nursery in PCS

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The fleet of nestboxes for Portchester Community School prior to being installed...

Flier advertising Sparrow boxes at local bus stop

When visiting my family in Cambridgeshire, I took the opportunity to set up a stall selling Sparrow boxes and bug hotels outside their house, and ended up selling out of bug hotels! This is one of the 50+ fliers I printed advertising the stall.

One of my little personal trust stalls

One of the trust stalls I set up when visiting family in Cambridgeshire, selling Sparrow boxes, bug hotels and a Colony Nestbox.

Sparrow box installed in Cambridgeshire-made from the same sheet of wood as one installed in Wales!

Sparrow box installed in Cambridgeshire-made from the same sheet of wood as one installed in Wales!

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Out on a hard day's work installing boxes on the local pub - feat. my colleague's stylish hair.

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Two Sparrow-boxes installed on a friends house in Fleet.

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A colony nestbox, specially designed for Sparrows, ready to be installed at Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve (updates soon hopefully!).

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One of many birdboxes on Covney Church, Cambridgeshire, donated as part of their scheme to restore the church and its grounds for wildlife and people.

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Another box at Coveny Church.

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The most beautiful car boot I have ever seen...

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A close-up of one of the Coveny boxes, the initials of the locals who sponsored it screwed into the front.

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Me on a roof (as per usual) installing some boxes on shops down the local high-street to help its small Sparrow colony.

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The next batch all ready to go....

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5mins before this little chick fledged the nest...

Creating a Sparrow town at St Albens Primary School (ft. amazing wildlife gardener Martin Hampton!)
Creating a Sparrow town at St Albens Primary School (ft. amazing wildlife gardener Martin Hampton!)
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5 birdboxes prior to being installed at my old Primary School.
5 birdboxes prior to being installed at my old Primary School.
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Creating a Sparrow Street pt.2
Creating a Sparrow Street pt.2
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Hoping this box will appeal to some Tits (don't tell the Sparrows!)
Hoping this box will appeal to some Tits (don't tell the Sparrows!)
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I was a little too occupied to talk...
I was a little too occupied to talk...
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The lovely Susy Buttress @ Global Birdfair. Her podcast's linked below:
The lovely Susy Buttress @ Global Birdfair. Her podcast's linked below:
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The inspirational Kate Stephenson @ Global Birdfair, you can buy her anthology of writing below
The inspirational Kate Stephenson @ Global Birdfair, you can buy her anthology of writing below
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A custom 4-holed box to be installed on the Isle Of Bute!
A custom 4-holed box to be installed on the Isle Of Bute!
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My new mate Calluna the Hen Harrier from www.sheffieldenvironmental.net
My new mate Calluna the Hen Harrier from www.sheffieldenvironmental.net
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No.60 in my Nan's garden

No.60 in my Nan's garden

35 off to Titchfield Garden Centre

35 off to Titchfield Garden Centre

The most beautiful boot ever

The most beautiful boot ever

x2 driftwood birdboxes for a neighbour

x2 driftwood birdboxes for a neighbour

Green Roofs aren't just for buildings...

Green Roofs aren't just for buildings...

Prime viewing through a skylight!

Prime viewing through a skylight!

Birdboxes with a view over Sunny Portsmouth

Yes, this is a Robin box... don't tell the Sparrows!

One of 15 birdboxes at Wicor Primary School, this one amongst a cluster of Cherries.

Previously a mantlepiece on its way to landfill... now a home for (hopefully) many generations of birds

A rare photo of me actually installing a box! This one being positioned over a lake on Cams Golf Course.

At the "Nature's Roadshow" event at St Albens Primary School with my two colleagues.

Me. Most likely saying something brilliant.

Bringing a little wildlife into this car park.

What Save The House Sparrow is all about: bringing wildlife into the most human, urbanized areas going! (Installed on a local estate agents.)

The sun was very bright!

The very first birdbox I numbered - installed in some dense trees next to a car park.

Running out of room for the car...

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No.3...  I know... another Robin

No.3... I know... another Robin

x3 recycled boxes, ready to go on sale at a local

x3 recycled boxes, ready to go on sale at a local

Pride of place on the shelves of HomeHardware

A Sparrow Terrace @ Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve

My theory: Insect homes = more insects = more birds = more birdboxes needed

An aquatic Sparrow terrace

One of 11 birdboxes installed @ Castle Primary School

Just another day Saving The House Sparrow @ a local nursery

Birdbox with a (albeit slightly gloomy) view

On the 3rd day of Christmas my true love gave to me: 3 Sparrow Terraces

I promise I do have a life outside of putting up birdboxes... building birdboxes

Installing birdboxes has made me realize I really hate heights