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Cathy
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Re: Wildlife Corner

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I’ve been watching some great ‘very short video’s’ of birds and other native animals feeding, playing, splashing and fighting, in the garden of Dave Arnold - Wildlife Photographer.
Love the Kookaburras.
Lots of excellent photos too.
Have a look 👀. 😊
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Good pics Cathy.
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End of an era. The Jackdaws that have been residing in the terracotta pots on Ash Grove are being denied access to their nest. There is a bloke on the roof fitting cowls to all three pots. I haven't seen anyone clearing out the flues though, there will be quite a lot of stuff in there as they have been in residence for the last three or four years at least. Raised a few chicks over that time as well. :sad: I will see if the pair come back when he has gone.

Later.....

The Jackdaw pair did return, I saw them this afternoon inspecting their former nesting spot now barred to access. They then searched each of the other stacks on Ash Grove looking for somewhere to start again I assume.
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Ian. You've reminded me of my flue many years ago. I decided to light an open fire in the front room and smoked the house out, the flue was completely blocked. I got my young mate Philip to come and give me a hand and it took us three hours, me on the roof with the rods breaking through and then sweeping from the top and Philip filling three back bin bags below. You wouldn't believe how much nest there was!
I mentioned it to Harold Duxbury and he told me that every heating season they got a call to Gill Church which I think was running on an old coke boiler in those days. The Jackdaws built in the flue every summer and due to the design of the flue it couldn't be guarded.
I like Jackdaws, such intelligent birds, but they can be a bloody nuisance!
By the way, I noted this year that the jackdaws that nest in the ventilation duct on the gable of the Pigeon Club have perfected the art of opening the aluminium louvres to get in and out. :biggrin2:
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