I spotted that a black bird has built her nest on top of a heating vent of my neighbours house. I knocked to let them know but no answer. I'm going try again, but I'm not even sure what to suggest to my neighbour in this situation?
Would heat/steam from the vent definitely harm the nest/nestlings? Is it reasonable to suggest to my neighbours to avoid using the vent while she is nesting? If they chose not too and kill the chicks - is it considered deliberate?
I checked and there are no eggs in the nest yet. If my neighbours are unable to stop using the vent - would it be best to move the nest before eggs are laid?
Last year a cat destroyed the blackbirds nest and ate the chicks. I'd hate to see this year's nest be cooked on a heat vent
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Simone, is this nest actively being used even though no eggs yet? I would email RSPB for their advice as to whether this nest can be legally removed under the circumstances ... address is ... firstname.lastname@example.org
Might be a good idea to take pic of it if you can!
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