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I'ts more likely that House Wrens were the culprit. I don't know that House
Sparrows do this, but I'd need to do more research to tell you definitely.

At 04:48 PM 7/28/2003 -0500, Tommie Rogers wrote:
>The female Eastern Bluebird at my house was incubating a second
>brood.  Today I found the nest deserted with the eggs laying on the ground
>beside the box.  There were holes in the eggs.  Do House Sparrows peck
>holes in eggs or is the House Wren the guilty one?
>It seems that Bluebirds really struggle to survive, but it is probably
>that way with all species of birds.  After the Purple Martins fledged, I
>cleaned the house and found numerous dead House Sparrows inside two
>compartments.
>
>Tommie Rogers
>Mound City, MO
>
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