Greenhouse now out of bounds

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Greenhouse now out of bounds

Post by flounder » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:04 pm

Haven't ventured up the greenhouse since the weekend, so I meandered in to see whats going on, when.....
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Hmm, had this problem before with vermin. A closer inspection....This doesn't look like a rodent, too small for a rat, too big for a mouse....
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an egg!
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In fact, two eggs. A Robin has taken over the place!
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A quick google and it seems it'll be 4-6 weeks before I can enter there again. This week the female will lay 4-6 eggs, best part of 2 weeks of brooding and stuff before any fledging.
They apparently are very susceptable to disturbance, so I might get some more photos through the grubby glass!!
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Re: Greenhouse now out of bounds

Post by Troppoz » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:14 pm

Aaaaw! :DD Do you feel like a mother hen? :lol:

If you cant go into your greenhouse for 6 weeks how is that going to affect your plants, or have you already moved everything out?

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Re: Greenhouse now out of bounds

Post by cordyman » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:48 pm

thats great! and great your not going to disturb it :D

Shame youve not got a YK television timelapse camera to watch them hatch, in fact get from ebay and film it all

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Re: Greenhouse now out of bounds

Post by flounder » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:23 pm

Luckily only a couple of plants left inside. As for filming it, I honestly can't be doing with all that. It's bad enough having a squatter without having to watch half the brood perish(high mortality rate apparently)
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Re: Greenhouse now out of bounds

Post by flounder » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:34 am

Day two of robin watch. Went in the greenhouse to remove some more plants, ensuring first mother robin wasn't nearby.
There's now 3 eggs! Might try for another photo shoot later, but really don't want to keep going in there.
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Re: Greenhouse now out of bounds

Post by kata » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:24 am

Your very lucky to have birds stay with you Flounder,

:lol: :lol:
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Re: Greenhouse now out of bounds

Post by flounder » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:35 am

kata wrote:Your very lucky to have birds stay with you Flounder,

:lol: :lol:
yep, still got it! :wink:
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Re: Greenhouse now out of bounds

Post by kata » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:43 am

Wonderful!

Birds are something I really miss here, been here three years and seen one Robin.

I believe the black cat that sits on the garage belonging to a neigbour but is in my garden (garage) has something to do with birds absence. I have a plan though...

...A guy is coming to fit a water tap in the garden.... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: It has nowhere to hide cus the Leylandi has been vastly reduced where it used to hide.

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Re: Greenhouse now out of bounds

Post by flounder » Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:34 pm

Egg count now on 4 icon_thumleft
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Re: Greenhouse now out of bounds

Post by flounder » Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:22 am

Right as of yesterday, the female is sitting on the nest so there could be five eggs now. I'll try and set up a webcam type affair for when they hatch, it could be unwatchable if I can't get it close enough but I'll think of something.
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