Maybe with the lack of rain recently this was the nearest it could find to the correct environment.
I have often looked at a nestbox positioned on a telephone pole not far from home. It looks like a standard Bluetit / Great Tit box so I was quite surprised when I saw a House Sparrow busily fetching seeds to feed the youngsters inside. It didn't go in the box but just fed its brood through the hole.
|From MIDMARSH JOTTINGS|
The Crane Fly was taken with the 50D+400mm and the Sparrow with the Lumix TZ7