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Basic question

  • 26-03-2024 8:04pm
    Registered Users Posts: 983 ✭✭✭

    Hi there

    Forgive my ignorance but I was visiting my mother ( hundred miles across the country) with the kids for the Easter holidays and someone knocked a bunch of nests out of the trees in front of her house while she was away over the weekend gone by , they were able to get into the trees from the public road so no trespassing on grounds of her house .

    Question is, at this stage, will the birds rebuild the nests again or is it too late?

    The nests ( about six ) are completely gone - destroyed


  • Registered Users Posts: 856 ✭✭✭Boardnashea

    Was this seen happening or found in the morning? Windy night destroying crows nests? Report to your local wildlife ranger.

    Can't answer the rebuilding question. I guess it depends on the species but someone more knowledgeable may be able to answer.

    And not a basic question at all! Very important.

  • Registered Users Posts: 983 ✭✭✭gym_imposter

    Hi there, no she wasn't present when it happened, no sign of eggs on ground so just presumed that it was too early for laying and thus they might rebuild?

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,707 ✭✭✭✭Jim_Hodge

    Too early for most yet. Probably old nests and they will rebuild. Several around here were brought down by the wind recently and branches breaking due to Ash dieback in many trees,

  • Registered Users Posts: 856 ✭✭✭Boardnashea

    Yes, Ash dieback is going to cause a lot of this, and reduced nesting sites, in the near future. Hopefully they are quick to find another suitable site.