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Strange place to set up home
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It seems a Strange place to set up home <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/unsure.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':unsure:' /> I was watching a Goldfinch this morning gather a beak full of moss from the lawn.I discovered it has started to build a nest in the Magnolia Susan in the front garden.This seems a strange place too me as it doesn't offer much in height off the ground or weather protection.It's about 12 ft high and in full bloom so not much leaf cover as yet.I just hope the local moggies leave them alone to raise a brood.The blue tits have more sense they are nesting in the gable end of a nearby house in a hole not filled when the cavity wall installers left.

Have you got any strange nesting sites around your garden.?
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#2
That does sound a bit dicey Zen <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/ohmy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':o' /> Must clean out my tit box if nesting has started! A few years ago I had an old riding hat hanging in the barn and a robin had made a nest in it!!We have swallows that nest in our ramshackle garage each year. OH has decided to rebuild it as it really is falling down and only kept up by the ivy clinging. Anyway because of the swallows we have to wait until they have flown before we can start building in the autumn.
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#3
Robins pick some strange places to nest in, at my grandads years ago the robins used to set up home in the mailbox and in old tin cans in the shed.This would happen every year so the postman had to walk up a long driveway and post mail at the house when the mailbox was in use by robins.
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#4
Every year, in our old house and nesting under the front eaves, we used to have a regular family of birds appear. They were black & white and quite small - I really can't remember what they were called but it might have been housemartins?



It was a real treat but one year they left and didn't return <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/sad.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Sad' />
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#5
My Grandad had a family of Robins set up a nest in his bunnet (a tweed flat cap!) which he left in the shed. I was about 9 at the time and I was in and out of there all the time but the robins didn't seem to mind at all and they hatched out 4 chicks, 2 of which survived. So sweet and a memory I had forogtten about until I read this thread. To think that was almost 40 years ago and I can recall the excitement even now!
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[quote name='chickenmum' date='07 April 2011 - 06:42 PM' timestamp='1302198128' post='229556']

My Grandad had a family of Robins set up a nest in his bunnet (a tweed flat cap!) which he left in the shed. I was about 9 at the time and I was in and out of there all the time but the robins didn't seem to mind at all and they hatched out 4 chicks, 2 of which survived. So sweet and a memory I had forogtten about until I read this thread. To think that was almost 40 years ago and I can recall the excitement even now!

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Goodness - don't say 40 years! It's too scary for words. I still remember very clearly visiting my great-aunt and uncle's farm as a child. When the goat was being milked, my uncle used to 'aim' the udder at us and try to squirt it straight into our mouths! We used to laugh so much.



Those were the days my friend.... <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' />
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[quote name='lydia' date='07 April 2011 - 09:32 PM' timestamp='1302208332' post='229591']

Goodness - don't say 40 years! It's too scary for words. I still remember very clearly visiting my great-aunt and uncle's farm as a child. When the goat was being milked, my uncle used to 'aim' the udder at us and try to squirt it straight into our mouths! We used to laugh so much.



Those were the days my friend.... <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' />

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Happy Memories and real life you can't get them on an Xbox 360 <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Wink' />
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#8
[quote name='zenith' date='07 April 2011 - 09:35 PM' timestamp='1302208540' post='229592']

Happy Memories and real life you can't get them on an Xbox 360 <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Wink' />

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#9
What is an xbox thingamywotsit?

Hmm maybe shouldnt ask,just leave well alone k9.
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#10
[quote name='k9crystal' date='07 April 2011 - 11:19 PM' timestamp='1302214772' post='229612']

What is an xbox thingamywotsit?

Hmm maybe shouldnt ask,just leave well alone k9.

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It's an extremely updated computer game machine - just think space invaders or that simple 'tennis game' we used to plug into the TV years ago <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':rolleyes:' /> and advance that into amazing graphics and interraction. Atari was the first one I can recall.
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my first ever console was a commodore 64 , used to spend hours putting the tapes in to play the games which lasted about 5 mins <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />. or sit there typing in the code to get a ball to bounce across the screen <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/ohmy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':o' /> my lots have an xbox , we did have a wii untill it broke under continuous strain of wii fit and guitar heros



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We had some Robin nest in one of my dads old exhust pipes , he used to run a scrap collection buisness in wrexham northwales and he had an old car he was going to chop up to weigh in and there was a family of Robins nesting in the exhuast pipe , so we left the car untill they had gone x lovely memory ,



also had some tits nest in my dogs old basket , i was about 10 at the time and was helping my mum clear the shed out after the dog had died and we moved the blanket that was folded up on the shelf and there was a tiny little nest with a blue tit sat tight as anything , we put the blanket back as it was and left well alone till winter time ,cant remember if they finally hatched eggs there or not .
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