Great Tits make home in East Lancs traffic cone

Great Tits make home in East Lancs traffic cone

Mum feeds her chicks inside the cone

The chicks are snug

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A FAMILY of great tits has made a home in a traffic cone in a Lancashire beauty spot.

Around five chicks were found in the cone and the parent birds were feeding them through the hole in the top.

Lancashire Wildlife Trust communciations officer Alan Wright said it was important to keep the birds’ exact location top secret so they would not be disturbed.

He said: “It just proves that wildlife is flexible when it comes to making a home and this is a safe place for the chicks if we keep this secret for the time being.

“The chicks are almost ready to fly the nest, but this cone keeps them safe from predators like cats and magpies and from too much human disturbance.

“It proves that wildlife is flexible when it comes to living their lives. Who needs a bird box when you have a handy traffic cone?”

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11:23am Tue 20 May 14

egghead_debbie says...

Great title....
Great title.... egghead_debbie
  • Score: 3

12:55pm Tue 20 May 14

noddy57 says...

must admit !!! i have always been a tit man.
must admit !!! i have always been a tit man. noddy57
  • Score: 2

1:14pm Tue 20 May 14

We'll win the next one says...

Now we are hopefully in receipt of the better weather we should start seeing more Great Tits !
Now we are hopefully in receipt of the better weather we should start seeing more Great Tits ! We'll win the next one
  • Score: 7

2:42pm Tue 20 May 14

HelmshoreBoy says...

There are plenty of Great Tits in East Lancashire!
There are plenty of Great Tits in East Lancashire! HelmshoreBoy
  • Score: 2

2:42pm Tue 20 May 14

Mikeee47 says...

we have a couple of tits on here one with the appropriate name of Steven Seagul, top bloke puffs his shoulders and sticks his chest out to look like a quail
we have a couple of tits on here one with the appropriate name of Steven Seagul, top bloke puffs his shoulders and sticks his chest out to look like a quail Mikeee47
  • Score: 0

2:45pm Tue 20 May 14

salvadore says...

Lol, some more great tits in Blackburn, this is fantastic news for ornithologist (bird watchers)
Lol, some more great tits in Blackburn, this is fantastic news for ornithologist (bird watchers) salvadore
  • Score: 1

4:44pm Tue 20 May 14

Steven Seagull says...

I thought this was another story about Helen Flanagan.
I thought this was another story about Helen Flanagan. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 0

4:48pm Tue 20 May 14

Steven Seagull says...

Mikeee47 wrote:
we have a couple of tits on here one with the appropriate name of Steven Seagul, top bloke puffs his shoulders and sticks his chest out to look like a quail
Ahhhhh poor Mikeeeeeee, back with your tail between your legs I see after being royally slated by all on that bullying story the other day? I thought you might have hidden away in shame for a bit longer.

But thank you for describing me as a top bloke.
[quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: we have a couple of tits on here one with the appropriate name of Steven Seagul, top bloke puffs his shoulders and sticks his chest out to look like a quail[/p][/quote]Ahhhhh poor Mikeeeeeee, back with your tail between your legs I see after being royally slated by all on that bullying story the other day? I thought you might have hidden away in shame for a bit longer. But thank you for describing me as a top bloke. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 0

6:54pm Tue 20 May 14

Brockhall Bob says...

Madonna was doing that years ago!
Madonna was doing that years ago! Brockhall Bob
  • Score: 2

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