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garage extension disturbing swallows' nest?

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Old Wednesday 28th March 2012, 09:35   #1
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Unhappy garage extension disturbing swallows' nest?

I'm sorry I'm not a bird expert, but I am desperate for some advice! For years now we have had a pair of swallows nesting in our garage (I heard a radio broadcast that suggested these would be the same birds returning). We have now got planning permission to raise the roof of this building. So, the actual remnants of the nest would be moved, the roof might be off as they return and obviously everything would look different once it is finished. I don't know the exact time of year they come, but the builders are due to start about now. I would be heart broken if this stops them coming back, or worse, I haven't seen them yet but don't know if they use last years nest, which will obviously be moved. Any advice on how to do this in the best way would be much appreciated.
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Old Thursday 29th March 2012, 22:51   #2
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I would imagine the activity of the builders and the work going on could well put the swallows off nesting in your garage again this year. I am not sure there is anything you can do to stop the disruption. If the builders crack on, the job might be finished before the swallows return. Here's hoping, eh?

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