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Surely they are not nest building

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♥†۩ Carol   Paine ۩†♥

♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 12 Feb 2013 13:44

A magpie has just flown over my garden carrying a twig in its beak :-0


JoyBoroAngel Report 12 Feb 2013 14:07

i seen some old crows nesting today


AnnCardiff Report 12 Feb 2013 14:13

how dare you speak of me in that tone of voice :-D :-D :-D


AnninGlos Report 12 Feb 2013 14:14

Yes they could well be, some birds (blackbirds) have more than one brood/nest per season.


JoyBoroAngel Report 12 Feb 2013 14:16

i hope my robins and jenny wrens
have a good year raising their babies
i love watching them and had to laugh one year
when the wrens built a nest in my jumper hanging on the line
i dont think they were happy when i brought the washing in

lol Ann :-D


PricklyHolly Report 12 Feb 2013 14:44

The Sparrows that live in my garden (around 35 to 50) usually start nest building on or about the 14th February. Last week i noticed some of them already pulling out bits of old plants and carrying it up into the ivy.

Love is in the air!

♥†۩ Carol   Paine ۩†♥

♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 12 Feb 2013 15:00

I do fear for the young when they start so early in the year.

We have hedges on two sides of our garden & have had blackbirds nesting in both for at least 30 years now. We believe it is those of the same line on the left side as one always has a faulty gene :-D (white feathers somewhere, possibly carried from the white one we originally had)

Every year my husband has to stop using one of his tractors for a while, as wagtails seem to like building nests in them, if no eggs he will remove it, but very often he does not see it till too late. There is usually at least one nest in a shed, the birds seem to take no notice of any comings & goings.

In our wood we have boxes up on several trees for blue tits/tree creepers etc I love to sit quietly by the pond & watch them go to & fro :-D


JoyBoroAngel Report 12 Feb 2013 15:24

i have a hawthorne hedge round the side garden
and we have gold finches nesting there for the last 30 years
but i dont like the black birds nesting in it
as they wake us up an hour before daylight cheerping :-(