Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Strange nesting places

Being the "bird man" of the company I work for I am often being asked what different birds are, brought baby birds, or a left a cup with a moth in and asked to identify it. This week I have been shown a couple of strange nesting places. The first was a Robin which has nested in a roll of material and the second was a Great Tit which has nested in a cigarette bin on the wall of one of the buildings, this bird has already had to claim on its household insurance after a fire took hold in one part of the nest after a cigarette butt was inadvertently dropped on to the nest. Luckily it was soon put out with a cup of water and the chicks have now hatched.

Robin nest

video

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