Bird nesting season

The birds are very active and pairing up this morning as I watch from my kitchen window coffee in hand. This is the ideal time of year to get a bird guard fitted or cap disused flues. Nests in a flue can cause chimney fires, damp and particularly nasty disease called histoplasmosis from droppings and dead juvenile birds decaying. Once the nest is active and has live young or eggs it can not be removed till after the birds have left the nest, there is up to a £5000 fined for removing or damaging nesting birds.