August 04 , 2008

The Swinging Nest

Great Tit Nest

That is a Great Tit peeking out of that flange. The flange and the GI pipe seen here are part of the swing on the lawn of the great western bungalow. The swing might have been made many years ago from decommissioned hot water or steam pipes from the tea factory. One wonders how many kids would have enjoyed riding on it, my kids just love it. Not just kids, the swing is strong enough to support the weight of adults too. Occasionally a bird like the one pictured here decides to make a nest inside the hollow tube. This photo was captured during our previous visit in May. On our most recent visit the bird was missing. Either it had given up on the nest (probably gets too hot during warm weather) or the eggs had hatched and the young had flown away

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