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Mags0

  4 months ago

Have you ever had birds nesting in your house eaves?
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Good morning friends, hope you all have a great day.

Hubby discovered this morning that we have birds nesting in our house attic eaves. I've been feeding the birds for decades but never had this happen before.

Have you ever had this happen in your house? If so, what did you do about? Hubby is not too happy about it, but I don't know whether or not it's something to worry about. Thank you for any advice / comments you decide to leave. :)
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Chris563

  3 months ago
Yes have some now
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chowen

  4 months ago
Mags, I had something similar about five years ago the birds were gaining access through a rotted wooden barge board. I had the boards replaced, and I not had the problem since. I do have two birds nesting in the shed at the moment once they have gone I will find their access, and block it. But I will put some nest boxes on the outside for them to use in future.
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sueal1979

  4 months ago
Not for some years now thankfully Mags xx
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cooksonj17

  4 months ago
Yes swallows
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PoohBah

  4 months ago
I used to have swifts nesting above my bedroom window. They ceased to do so a couple of years before I had my roof replaced, and the access appears to have been blocked. I have starlings nesting just above the corner of my bedroom ceiling ; I was puzzled about how they got in there, until I saw one fly in ; the old wooden gutters were formerly supported on wooden stubs projecting from the wall ; one of these had rotted (out of sight behind a downpipe) and the birds were able to gain access through the hole. They do no harm and I just hear occasional scratching sounds.
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davidwatkin

  4 months ago
No Mags, thankfully the blue tits settled for the nesting box outside on the wall. Your birds shouldn't do any damage up there, unless they're woodpeckers, in that case watch your beams! :-)) xx
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TolunaTeamEN

  4 months ago
Good morning to you and the birds! :)
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SkippingHat

  4 months ago
Growing up we had racoons living in our attic once. They had made a big mess before we discovered them since we stored a lot of stuff up in the attic - old toys, old clothes, Christmas decorations, etc.
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outlaw65

  4 months ago
Good morning Mags :-)) xxx
Some years ago the council decided to not only rewire the flats, but also update the kitchens. They started on my flat and then went onto to dealing with my immediate neighbours flat. They had hardly started on his flat, when part of his kitchen celling fell in to reveal a massive birds nest that took two workmen to carry through his living room and down stairs to a skip, leaving a serious trail of small twigs in their wake. It was surmised that birds had been coming and going for a good few years through a missing air brick at his end of the flats. Naturally the council had a new air brick installed.
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Mark_W

  4 months ago
Not that I have noticed! Sorry!
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