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    Default Be ware - nesting birds

    Just a quick reminder to any gardeners thinking of pruning hedges or similar, that its best put it off for a few months if possible.

    I went out today to plant a new tree and as I was coming up by the hedge I bumped it a bit, next I got a flap of wings and a blackbird alarm call. Having had a quick look, sure enough there was a nest with 4 or 5 eggs in it. Obviously I left pronto and I'm sure there will have been no harm done.

    I'll pop back and finish my tree planting a bit later - taking care not to make so much noise next time. :-)

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    Went in to the small shed at the potty last week, only to be accosted by a Robin. First thought was that I had previously shut it in. Then realised that the corrugated panelling gave plenty of access for a robin. Moved all my tools to the big shed so that the robin could nest in peace, if it wanted the small shed.
    Sometimes you just have to scratch that itch and get dirt under your finger nails.

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    Yesterday, thought I should "tidy" the top of the old garden table - imagine a dumping ground for pots, canes, tools etc.
    There was a plastic flower pot on its side, behind some junk, and a robin flew out! The nest had 5 eggs in it. I put the junk back to screen the pot and Robin was back on the nest today.
    I knew tidying was not a good idea.
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    Iíll have to remember that one VC
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    Its the same with ironing and hoovering. I always worry about disturbing nesting birds.
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    As long as the russian tomma hawks keep away
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    Chickens are always going to be better at nesting than ironing VC - it sort of goes with the territory.
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    I did a lot of hedge cutting of very overgrown hedges earlier in the year. I piled all the clippings on the lawn with the intention of shredding them when I could get someone to retrieve the shredder from the back of a full garage. It's not my garage so I couldn't get the shredder and my cousin didn't get around to it so now my four foot by seven foot pile of branches is home to sparrows. I'm fairly sure they're nesting in there so now I can't move the pile until the end of the nesting season.

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