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    • Lizbragg33
    • By Lizbragg33 10th Jul 17, 12:22 PM
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    Advice re birds nest
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    • 10th Jul 17, 12:22 PM
    Advice re birds nest 10th Jul 17 at 12:22 PM
    Hi,


    Random one but hoping someone can advise.
    We moved into a new house in December which is a new build. Not long after moving in we noticed we had a birds nest in the corner of our roof where next doors house joins, there house is set slightly back. We are really friendly with the neighbours and nearly every time we see them they complain about the birds nest saying it wakes them in the mornings as its next to there bedroom. It's also behind our bedroom but does not bother us in the slightest.
    They are now asking if they can get someone in to remove it (mentioned pest control). Obviously it's on our roof so whoever removes it would need access to our property. I didn't think you could remove a birds nest? Also I hope they are not expecting us to pay for anything that they do.
    The way they keep mentioning it makes me think they want us to deal with it but honestly it doesn't bother us at all so I don't see the point but don't want to fall out with them about it.
    Any advice?
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    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 10th Jul 17, 12:27 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 12:27 PM
    Ignore them. Nobody's likely to remove an occupied bird's nest.
    • Keep pedalling
    • By Keep pedalling 10th Jul 17, 12:28 PM
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    Keep pedalling
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    • 10th Jul 17, 12:28 PM
    It would be illegal to destroy the nest. Once fledged it would be possible to prevent further nesting on that site
    • Lizbragg33
    • By Lizbragg33 10th Jul 17, 12:35 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 12:35 PM
    Thanks both, that'[s what I thought that you couldn't. I've said to them that they should go once the babies are grown and we can do something them to stop them coming back.
    • SuboJvR
    • By SuboJvR 10th Jul 17, 12:39 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 12:39 PM
    It won't be too much longer until the nest won't be used anymore, a matter of weeks max. Surely they can wait it out?
    Last edited by SuboJvR; 10-07-2017 at 2:08 PM.
    • keith969
    • By keith969 10th Jul 17, 12:45 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 12:45 PM
    All birds and their nests and eggs are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. They should leave well alone, and be thankful they have been blessed with some harmless chirping.
    Heaven wasn't built in a day
    • Niv
    • By Niv 10th Jul 17, 2:14 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 2:14 PM
    I seem to have acquired two birds nests this year. Although the chirping was a little disturbing in the mornings for a while, I am not too bothered. It has recently stopped though so I intend to clear the chimneys (double checking they are vacant of course) and affix wire mesh to the tops of the chimneys to prevent re-occurrence.
    YNWA

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    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 10th Jul 17, 2:18 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 2:18 PM
    Ignore them. Nobody's likely to remove an occupied bird's nest.
    Originally posted by davidmcn
    and it's probably illegal to try....

    Smile sweetly at the neighbours and sympathise and point out the law and then sympathise again and change the subject.

    If it's "ordinary" birds (ie rather than seagulls) then it's time for them to re-frame their way of thinking towards "Aw....little wotnames....they're having a bit of a go...aint it cute". That's what I do when they're out there busily stealing fruit from my garden - ie translate it into "Oh well - I've had enough of it myself. Ain't it cute....".
    Last edited by moneyistooshorttomention; 10-07-2017 at 2:21 PM.
    If there's "4 tendencies" type of people (Gretchen Rubin) = yep....Questioner type here
    - Meets an expectation only if they believe it's justified and resists anything arbitrary or ineffective
    • G_M
    • By G_M 10th Jul 17, 2:25 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 2:25 PM
    Do your neighbours have children? Or a baby? If the baby cries, does it keep you awake? Annoy you?

    If so, I suggest you call pest control and ask them to remove the baby, together with it's 'nest' (cot etc) to prevent it returning.........
    • Lizbragg33
    • By Lizbragg33 10th Jul 17, 2:37 PM
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    G_M - they actually do but the noise is only in the garden and it doesn't bother us at all, we are really laid back. We expected when moving from a flat into a 3 bed house that it was highly likely the neighbours would have children and we would have noise and we do from both sides but nothing annoying. Just like the poor birds are not annoying to us, it's what you expect.
    Plus my cats sit at the windows and chirp back at the birds :-)
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 10th Jul 17, 3:10 PM
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    Is so wanting a photo of the cats doing exactly that now...
    If there's "4 tendencies" type of people (Gretchen Rubin) = yep....Questioner type here
    - Meets an expectation only if they believe it's justified and resists anything arbitrary or ineffective
    • trailingspouse
    • By trailingspouse 10th Jul 17, 4:11 PM
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    Such a shame that people need to fuss over something so trivial. It's only for a few weeks each year. What sort are they? I'm guessing Swift/Swallow/House Martin if they're up in the eaves. Seriously, if that's all they can find to complain about...
    • G_M
    • By G_M 10th Jul 17, 4:19 PM
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    Plus my cats sit at the windows and chirp back at the birds :-)
    Originally posted by Lizbragg33
    Now that IS a serious matter.

    Chirping with intent to endanger life contrary to The Management of Cats (Bird Protection) Act 1982.
    • PawelK
    • By PawelK 10th Jul 17, 6:54 PM
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    I would love to have a birds nest and little chicks babies. Can you please courier post them to me?! Problem solved!
    • camptownraces
    • By camptownraces 10th Jul 17, 8:41 PM
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    What kind of birds?

    Little song birds shouldn't be a problem, but the "songs" of gulls, crows, rooks, magpies can be annoying. If any of the latter, agree to remove nest in September.
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