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Bird's nest in top of pipe.

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Vicario, 25 Apr 2021.

  1. Vicario

    Vicario

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    A bird (blue tit) is making a nest in the downpipe that takes our toilet waste. The pipe used to have a cap but it blew off during the winter. The nest is presumably quite near the top (where the pipe turns before dropping in a straight line) and the toilet outlet is quite a way down from that. Would you just ignore this? If it does fall it will be leaves and small twigs which won't block the pipe. I think that when it does eventually rain the bird might move on anyway as at the moment it has a nice dry home. Has anyone here seen this before?
     
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    Lucky you being chosen by them to raise their young for this year although not the most convenient spot for you:)
    Bluetits usually consruct a nest from moss which is lined with hair and feathers .
    In a comparatively large space like the soil pipe I would have thought it would need to rest on something to begin building off.
    Its illegal to disturb nesting birds so I would wait for them to fledge then from below, push rods up , eject the old nest out and replace the cap ...if however, it caused a blockage you would have to take appropriate action.
     
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    Blue tit meets Tom tit. :eek:

    Seriously though, Mrs Mottie bought me a bird box with a cctv camera in it for Christmas so that I could watch the birds nesting in it. So far, nothing but I live in hope.
     
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