Hello All, I recently removed a garden shed which has a hedge at the back that is technically in the neighbours garden. Since removing we have now exposed a Blackbirds nest - and it is very exposed! There are currently 3 eggs in the nest and we think that they will be due to hatch from next week. My problem being that I have 2 spaniel type dogs, who so far have not shown interest or acknowledged the nest but I am near certain this will change once the eggs hatch. Will the fledgings instinctively know to go to the garden that has more shrubbery/hedges and coverage than I have? Or should I be looking at screening it off from my side to almost force them to go the other way? We are also due to have another garden building built over the next 2 weeks and I am not sure if legally we can do this as they will be working very close to the nest area? Any help or advise much appreciated!
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In reply to WendyBartter:
Since removing we have now exposed a Blackbirds nest - and it is very exposed! There are currently 3 eggs in the nest and we think that they will be due to hatch from next week.
How are you working out that hatching estimate?
Great news about postponing the build ... as you can see into nest so clearly you should be able to judge when babies are about to fledge & maybe keep your dogs in at that time ! Hopefully they will not re-use this nest for another brood & your life can resume!
In reply to Robbo:
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