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Black Bird In Peril -Please, 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 !
 

KC Foggin

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My advice would be to stay as far away from the nest area until the eggs are hatched and fledged. Constant stressing of the parent bird will cause it to abandon the nest.

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Kits

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Is there any way you can avoid going near the nest for a month or so? The eggs will be incubated for about 14 days and it will take a further 14 days for the chicks to fledge. It is an offence under the Countryside and Wildlife Act of 1981 to interfere with a nest so you cannot move it.
 

KC Foggin

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delia todd

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Hi again High Flyer

Is it possible for you to supervise your cat's visits to the garden until fledging has passed and the young are flying?
 

Lisa W

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Hi and welcome to the forum. Agree with the others, try and stay away from the nest and keep control of the cat.
 
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