An unlikely place to call home
Urban cities are sprawled across much of Vietnam and this concrete jungle is somewhat challenging for many species. Creativity is key to survival here. I’ve seen nests in a manner of different high places from brick walls to telephone poles. Despite this, I was suprised to find a family of Tree Sparrows nesting in an old plane wreck. The refuge was from an old American fighter jet that had been shot down in the Vietnam war. The wing was proudly displayed upright on its end at the Vietnam Military History Museum in Hanoi. It was covered with pokey holes, rust and artwork which was now scuffed and faded. The fuselage provided similar cover to a tree, keeping the Tree Sparrows away from dogs and cats. But, as the museum is in the centre of the city, they are in close range of the available riches of urban food!