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Black Bird In Peril - Help ! (1 Viewer)

High Flyer88

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I am living in Rural Wales UK on an isolated mountain top
Recently I have become,extremely, concerned about a black bird, that has decided to build her nest directly in front of my cottage, on a pile of logs !
Being a great lover of nature, I have the habit of picking up pine cones and other such like treasures on my solitary mountain walks. .. I collected rather a large amount of cones, quite somewhile ago,which had fallen to the ground, still attached to their branches. Placed many in a bowl in my lounge, the rest I left,innocently, ( or so I thought ! ) sprawled across the log pile....

Lately, most unfortunately, a black bird has taken up residence, under the pine cones, and installed a nest, eggs and all !
Every time I venture near by, ( which is difficult not to do ) black bird flies out in haste from beneath the branches, and I feel most extremely guilty for causing the poor bird such distress.

More worrying still, I have a cat...and, naturally, she likes to wander into the garden too ....

I have uploaded pics where the nest, with several little blue eggs can, clearly, be seen.

What on Earth am I to Do ! ?

Seems the black bird, and her nest, are doomed ...
Please, advise ASAP !

( I have endeavoured to upload photos, however, I do not understand how to use the format here... )

delia todd

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Hi High Flyer and welcome to Birdforum.

As I see you have another thread on this problem, I'll address the issue of adding your pictures.

To upload your pictures, first make sure they're no more than 1600 pixels on the longest side. Save a copy to your desktop. This is for jpgs, it varies for other formats, which are shown on the pop-up screen.

To upload the pictures in a thread, make sure you're in an advanced posting mode, either by starting a new thread, or by clicking on Post Reply (if you're in Quick Reply, click on Go Advanced).

After you've typed your comment, scroll down below the message pane and you will see a grey Manage Attachments button.

Click on that and then Browse for your first picture and double click on it. Click on Upload and wait a few seconds until you see the filename appear in the box.

You can do this 4 more times for each post (the maximum is 5 pictures per post, but there is no limit in the thread).

Close the box.

You can check the pictures are there if you click on Preview.

When you submit your post the pictures should appear at the bottom.

Do come back if you need more assistance.

NB: we do request that pictures of a nest and eggs are not uploaded to the forum or Gallery.
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