A Wee Birds Nests In A Machine

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  1. laird of Dunstan

    laird of Dunstan Funster Life Member

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    Birds will nest in the most unusual places,I first spotted this pied wagtail or rather the mother sitting on the nest some weeks ago, I have done my best to look after it ,during that time I've organised a crane to remove a large chiller that sat a few feet away and also craned in a replacement chiller,this included fabrication works such as welding and cutting pipework. The work has now completed so hopefully this little guys parents will keep feeding him until he can fly away,his nest is in the box with the blue bag on it IMAG0393.jpg IMAG0392.jpg
     
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    Yes indeed L Of D, wagtails have a penchant for odd nest places....At my workplace we had a nestinside the regulator cover on top of a large white Calor Gas Tank for five years on the trot. This year they've found a loose tile in the Stables though, away from the bolshie Spotted Flycatcher which terrorises anything coming near it's nest.
    Thanks for the pic(y)
     
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    The bit that i cant understand is why the bird built its nest on the cold pipe and not the hot pipe :D
     
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    They're not daft LoD, the nestlings have to get all the moisture from the solid food that the adults bring so the hot pipe would dehydrate them quickly. Bird brain, formerly a derogatory term, but for me, often I think it's bigger than ours!(y)
     
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