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Birds of a feather


By dungy


Morning all,
Ive just been reading the gardening questions on here ref a fox problem and what to do,

It brought back memouries of when we first bought this place it had stood empty and alone for 25 years, just rotting away “no body to love it”

It even still had an old tin bath hanging on the outside kitchen wall,
As i camped in one bed bedroom and slowy got room after room anything like they should be i started to find some life had lived here from when the humans had left,

It was a nest on the wall just above the picture rail and it was made of clay, this nest was directly opposit the broken small window,

On summers night
( i’d just had the electric connected up for the house)

I was watching the little tv i’d brought over from the uk,
it was a great feeling knowing i’d got electric and now i could tick this major job off the list of things to do,

next was all the new windows and frames to be collected from the builders and fitted into place all next week,

It was while i was sitting on an old tool box watching this tv i noticed 5 little heads poking up and over the edge of that birds nest,
They we’re all watching the tele,

When i turned the tv off they’d all disapear back into their nest,

That window & frame was going to be the very first to be fitted with a new one but until mother had finshed feeding these little chicks the window had to wait,

(it ended up the last frame etc to be fitted in place)

Its a memoury ive still got,
The nest and chicks have long gone but its a part of the doing up of this house i’ll take to the grave when it comes to remembering happy times.

Now because of verious home made nest box’s all over the garden and the three bird feeder’s that are never empty for long, i have few garden pest but lots of happy birds flying all over the place.
Happy gardening to you all.

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I love the vision you have conjured up
What were their favorite programmes
Nest at 10?
or springwatch?

15 Apr, 2013


What a super memory!

15 Apr, 2013


and well done you for re scheduling jobs to allow them to fledge.

15 Apr, 2013


How cute.

15 Apr, 2013


Thats brilliant, I can even picture the scene Dungy.....

15 Apr, 2013


Now theres a man who can teach us all to look for wildlife wherever we are in the garden, be it insects, birds nests, frogs etc. Thanks for a lovely blog.

16 Apr, 2013

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