Nests in the engine

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  1. Jan Pendreigh

    Jan Pendreigh Read Only Funster

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    Beware the blackbirds! Today we spotted a blackbird with beak full of dry grass and twiggy bits flying under the rv and investigated -we have a perfectly formed nest on top of the engine - tried for ages tonight to put the pic on site but can't - we've only been here 3 days!
    Please check yours before you set sail

    Jan
     
  2. Tony Santara

    Tony Santara Funster

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    When mine went in for LPG convertion the mechanics found a mouse nest in my engine :Laughing:
    Apparently its not unusual to have nests in the intake of your furnace either :Eek!:
     
  3. Jan Pendreigh

    Jan Pendreigh Read Only Funster

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    Probably won't sleep tonight listening for flutterings, munchings etc - best keep the bar open a smidge longer.
    Jan
     
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    Its always a good idea to check for nests this time of year, I am sure they have been responsible for few fires. How about this guy, on his way to work and couldn't understand the strong smells coming from the engine. He had a shock when he looked, but it was a good excuse to be late for work...

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    This unfortunate creature was probably attracted to the warmth and the dark, what a shame, looked like a great specimen.
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  5. Jan Pendreigh

    Jan Pendreigh Read Only Funster

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    Yuk! We'll settle for the blackbirds any day!
    Jan
    ps she's still building despite my tinfoil deterrents, we're hoovering out the engine twice a day now and hoping a more attractive rig turns up soon.
     
  6. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    might have got a nice pair of boots from that Jim. :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  7. Jan Pendreigh

    Jan Pendreigh Read Only Funster

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    Handbag please!
     
  8. Thepips

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    Ah, that might explain something. We turned the furnace on a couple of weeks ago and it smelled of toast! Crispy fried mice anyone? :Rofl1:

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    Doug
     
  9. Jan Pendreigh

    Jan Pendreigh Read Only Funster

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    Double yuk! Not a lot you can capitalise on there
     
  10. foggyparrot

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    Tell me about it!!

    The Winnie is due to go some time next week. The chap is picking her up on Wed the 21st and we have discovered a blue tit nest in the furnace intake complete with three chicks!

    Never has there been a better argument for putting a fine mesh grill over all of the exposed holes.

    I just hope they can learn to fly in 10 days otherwise I will be responsible for either murder or, at the very least, eviction. Not easy when you are an ardent bird lover!
     
  11. Tony Santara

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    Hi Foggy
    It;s very difficult nowadays to evict sitting tenents even squaters have rights
    You could be tied up in litigation for months
    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  12. foggyparrot

    foggyparrot Deleted User

    Yeah I know Tony.

    The b**gers didn't even sign a tennency agreement and they're three weeks behind on their rent!
     
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