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Anne Slator, Gorey, who has a sparrow nesting on the household mop in her carport

Anne Slator, Gorey, who has a sparrow nesting on the household mop in her carport

Anne Slator, Gorey, who has a sparrow nesting on the household mop in her carport

Gorey's Anne Slator, who lives on the Carnew Road, is waiting patiently for the possible arrival of sparrow chicks after an opportunistic sparrow set up a nest in her household mop that she keeps in her carport along with other household supplies.

As many of us got into spring cleaning during the Covid-19 lockdown, although she couldn't use her mop, Anne found that she had a bit more time to appreciate nature at its best.

She admitted that this had never happened to her before and she found herself looking for information on these birds.

'I'd be in my carport everyday usually and when I saw the bird's nest, you really just couldn't miss it. Thankfully it's up high in there so a cat can't get near her but I'm not really into nature and I don't know much about birds.

'I'm nearly 80 years of age so I'm waiting patiently for someone to come in and check to see if there are eggs there in the nest, as I can't really get up there, but it's fairly exciting and I've been telling everyone.

'It's the first time anything like this happened and I never saw it happen before,' she said.

The sparrow has certainly made itself at home over at Anne's place, but she admitted that she wouldn't be too sure how long it takes for sparrow eggs to hatch.

Anne had been very involved with Gorey bowls prior to this year, and she was surely bowled over to find out about her new tenant in the carport as she waits in hope for eggs.

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