As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Birds make a home in a Lancashire traffic cone

Last updated Fri 16 May 2014

A family of great tits have 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 of the cone.

Lancashire Wildlife Trust Communciations Officer Alan Wright 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?”

The exact location of the birds is being kept a secret so they're not disturbed.

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