Birds Nest & Pruning

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Birds Nest & Pruning

Post: #226968 AngeB
Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:14 pm

I was wondering if anyone might know how you can tell if a birds nest is being used? I wanted to cut back a bush that grows over a wall but there's a birds nest resting on the wall. I haven't seen any birds in it and have also seen a cat eyeing it up but I don't want to render the birds homeless if they are using the nest - don't think I could cope with the guilt lol
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Re: Birds Nest & Pruning

Post: #226975 MKG
Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:54 pm

I know this feeling - and that's precisely why I ended up with rampant ivy all over my fence :iconbiggrin:

If there's nothing in the nest, now is actually the right time to do what you need to do - the birdies will simply build another nest somewhere else. I know the birds own the place, but sometimes you have to assert your squatters' rights.

Mike

EDIT: Actually, a lot of birds build several nests and then choose the best one to lay their eggs in - leaving you as a nervous wreck with an empty nest you desperately try not to disturb.
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Re: Birds Nest & Pruning

Post: #227152 AngeB
Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:53 am

Thanks Mike, I had no idea birds did that - I shall be getting my shears out today safe in the knowledge that I'm probably saving the birds from the cat anyway :cheers:
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