Cigarette Box as Bird Nest
The RSPB has been at a bit of a loss as to what to do since a great tit at it’s Fairburn Ings nature reserve in West Yorkshire made a new nest – in a cigarette bin! However, it had some serious competition from various blue tits who have also been spotted trying to make their nest in the same less-than-salubrious ornament. Until the birds have left the cigarette bin has understandably been put out of action. Other odd nest sites already reported this year include in an old teapot, a Wellington boot, under a car boot and behind a satellite dish.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is encouraging gardeners and householders to take extra caution when tidying and pruning bushes and shrubs or clearing our garages and sheds to avoid disturbing nesting birds.