Yesterday I intervened with Mother Nature with disastrous results. Sparrows had taken over our Purple Martin palace and weren't allowing the Martins to land and, since I'd built the house for the Martins, I decided to remove the nest and put it in a new birdhouse I'd built specifically for the sparrows. Well, once the sparrows discovered the change they evicted their little chicks and threw them to the ground to die and made efforts to re take the palace. I've been discouraging them by throwing rocks at them whenever I see them, I'm a little miffed at them for treating their young that way but I suppose its my fault. The Purple Martins have shown up again and are showing interest, we'll see how it all works out.