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pancho villa



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:21 pm    Post subject: Great Tit nest Reply with quote

Hi, my great tit chicks have flown the nest, upon inspection I noticed a dead chick that I have removed. Should I also remove the nest?
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mark smyth



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My nests are usually removed when the chicks fledge
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Strixaluco



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to the RSPB, nest boxes may only be cleaned out between August and January. However, we would certainly remove any bodies as soon as the chicks had fledged, but I see no reason why the nests can't be left until later. We clean out ours in the autumn - late October or November, usually.
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