Stowaway ?

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Ralph-n-Bev, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. Ralph-n-Bev

    Ralph-n-Bev Funster

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    Ralph`s been under the motorhome again, to look at his rusty engine bit .

    This time he found something else...... Mouse House.jpg :Eeek:

    We have checked inside and there is no evidence that we have been invaded. PHEW !
    It could be down to the fact we empty the motorhome after each weekend away and give it a good hoover and clean.
    Or just luck.
    We think its a field mouse , or vole , what do you lot think ?
    Could it be a bird ?

    We have not used it for 3 weeks , its been in storage due to Ralph building a substation up in Hartlepool.
    Once back from Eden camp this weekend i think we shall ask to be moved from our nice roomy pitch , at the edge of the storage place . To a nice central spot next to some other vehicles that might have more tempting smells inside.
     
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    Are you sure it's not a Robin's nest?
     
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    you need a cat :Smile:
     
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    could quite possibly be a bird, we had a robin trying to make a nest behind one of the wheels on mums car, because it isnt used much last year. It was lucky i spotted it while it was still building its nest and before it laid any eggs - as you cant move the nesting spot if eggs are laid i have been told, and it was only the fact i saw the bird taking stuff in there that we knew about it
     
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    Looks more like a bird's nest to me. I think mice tend to nest with a solid floor below them rather than at a height. I found one in our garage a few years ago, in a corner made out of chewed up plastic bags.
     
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    If its lined with moss chances are its a bird. Blue tit, robin or even a chaffinch. Definitely not a vermin as earlier post said:thumb:


    We've had a cock chaffinch attacking himself in the wing mirrors of our cars for the last week. Have put covers over em to stop him doing himself an injury.
     
  7. Ralph-n-Bev

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    :thumb:Oh good , 4/1 bird so far .
    Id rather it be a birds nest than a mouse nest.
    We dont think there is anything inside it , so we shall leave it in situ over the weekend. See what anyone else thinks , before deciding weather to remove it or not.
    We wont be letting nesting birds stop up from getting out and about , over the next few weeks , if it wants to hitch a ride then so be it .
     
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    Best to remove it before it lays any eggs?
     
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    Seriously, it is illegal to disturb certain birds when they are nesting and have eggs, so if theres nothing inside, get rid quickly before it does. A local garage was unable to sell a van for about 6 weeks a couple of years ago as a bird decided to nest under the bonnet. The garage had a buyer lined up, but it fell through when they found out about the law after submitting a photo to the local paper.
     
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    I would attend to the matter without delay. As mentioned, it is an offence to remove an active nest, or to deny an adult bird access to the nest. There are a few exceptions such as feral pigeons, but what you have is certainly not in the allowable category.

    http://www.rspb.org.uk/advice/law/whatsintheroof/thelaw.aspx
     
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    Just think of it as extra insulation :Rofl1:
     
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    Over the top IMHO !!!!

    Just think of it as bloody PC....Think Greece...a delicious meal !:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    I was going to put hard hats on, but pressed the wrong tit..as usual !!!
     
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    Truly meals on wheels........................:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Lookin at the piccy it is something like a wren cos they use moss an enter at top like yours, don`t use it for a couple of months an keep taking photos, better still get hilda down with his camera he is always lookin for summat to wile away the time:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Looks like a borrowers Eco home:Wink:
     
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    I think it's either a small tit (maybe a little blue tit or a coal tit), but it could very well be a Robin's nest as other funsters have suggested.

    I was watching a Great Tit today (seriously!) and was amazed to see that he or she was catching large bumble bees and then eating them. Has anyone else heard of this?

    He was pouncing on the bumble bee whilst it was on a heather, then minutes later pulling it to bits.:Sad:

    Margaret
     
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    What would happen in the case of you needing to use the vehicle either to go to work or in an emergency? If it's breaking the law, what would happen if this was your only means to get to work, how understanding would your boss be when you explained why you wouldn't be turning up for work for several weeks:Doh:

    Under normal circumstances we would never go near any nesting birds, but we just wondered if this were to be us, our nearest hospital is more than 38 miles away. We are in a rural area and the mh is our only vehicle.
     
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    Just pull it all out today........its a bird.You really do have to get rid of it soon.

    barry
     
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    I agre with the comments already posted but to help confirmation look on the floor beneath the nest for droppings, small pellets would mean a mouse/vole etc, brid droppings would confirm a feathered friend.

    But either way it needs moving and fast.

    Norman
     

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