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Old 06-09-2013, 07:42 AM   #1
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It's Spring! Check for birds nests

Happy bird with eggs, I can wait a few weeks for them to fly away.
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:49 AM   #2
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Last week at a campground, the neighbor reached in to the gooseneck of his 5th wheel, and pulled out a ton of nest material.
Another camper, who had been there for a while, saw birds flying under his motorhome. He was going to leave soon, so he looked under to see what was what. Found a nest on top of the muffler. Good thing he found it before he left, and the muffler got hot. Could have started a fire ??

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Old 06-09-2013, 08:46 AM   #3
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Just now spring...we had that a few months back. We are into summer here.

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Old 06-10-2013, 09:01 AM   #4
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Birds are nice.....
My 1990 mH had a Ford 460, getting ready for a trip I had to remove a huge squirrels nest from on top of the engine. Extended to the manifolds on both sides and higher than the air cleaner. About a month later the squirrels ate the wires off the top of my fuel tank, just to get even. Had to drop the tank to repair.. Bushy tailed tree rats!!!!
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:52 PM   #5
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We have to leave the cover off the propane tanks when at home because house-wrens are obsessed with making nests under it. :(
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:28 PM   #6
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Found a nest in one of my mirror covers when I picked the rig up from storage. They were brand new too.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:08 AM   #7
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Many years ago I kner a naturalist who told a story about a robin who built a nest on top of a school bus and successfully raised a brood, despite the fact that the bus made it’s rounds every day. I never believed a word of his story.

One morning, a few years later, one of our assemblers (who knew that I am a birder) came into my office and told me “I just went out to get something out of my pickup, and this crazy bird flew out and attacked me. I was busy, and sort of just brushed him off.

That afternoon, he came back to my office and said “When I went out at lunch time, that bird attacked me again.” Now, I was curious. I went out to the parking lot with him to see what was up. What I found, was a nest on the rear axle, with four robin eggs in, and a very angry robin trying to chase me away.

I carefully removed the nest and secured it in a nearby shrub. I wasn’t real hopeful, but the bird did go back to the nest. Eventually, the eggs hatched and the babies fledged. I have always wondered if that bird was making the 20 mile round trip with him every day, or if it was waiting for him to come back every morning.


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