Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by Smurf, May 18, 2013.
How many bird nests can you see on this property :Image3:
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I've counted 22 house martins nests but after booking the work in for end of June I'm going to have to cancel after reading this....
House martins are fully protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, which makes it an offence to kill, injure or take an adult bird, or to take, damage or destroy the eggs, young or nest of a house martin whilst it is being built or in use.
The Act allows for fines of up to £5,000 for every bird, egg or nest destroyed, or even custodial sentences. If maintenance work that would affect either a natural or artificial house martin nest needs to be carried out, this should be scheduled for the autumn, winter or early spring when the birds are not in residence. At this time of the year one can remove the nests to carry out the work.
They don't like pressure washers lol
Lady wants to keep the house martin nests damo but wants me to clean the guttering in/out, fascia & soffits, window frames, sills & glass and a minging conservatory on the back....Oh deep joy :Image13:
I'd just do the job mate they don't really come out when ya working.
Maybe so Damo but using a guttervac, wfp & ladders with the bird nest being there is going to be a real pain in the **** to do the job.
Last thing I want to do is damage any nests and/or frighten the birds away with eggs/young in them as they are protected.
What do the rest of you think? :Image16:
just do it with ladders and charge acordingly due to the risk of harming the birds thats what id do....
I've had them feckers try and attack me, they all gang up and start dive bombing, specially if you're doing ladder work. I'm going to aim a bit of water from my hose when they start next time. That'll teach 'em!
If that worried. Don't do it.
The birds film stprings to mind :Image13: