Birds do nest in the strangest of places as the image right shows. This is a post for an electic gate fitting which has developed chirping noises. Standing very still for a while the chirping got more insistent, and waiting about 20 mins I was finally rewarded by a Great Tit flying back to the nest. In the image right you can just see the bird about to enter the entrance to the nest.
Birds are very adaptable when it comes to finding suitable nests and I suppose to a Great Tit the gate post looks a bit like a nesting box on stilts. The young seem to have fared well, they are singing for their supper on a regular basis and even though it has been quite hot, the gate post seems to have provided a safe nesting box.
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