Tether­ing the nest

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

IN re­sponse to ‘Bet­ter late than never’, the fall­ing nest can be sorted out (Let­ters, July 12). I opened a win­dow, against which I had for­got­ten house mar­tins had a nest, and it plum­meted to the floor, scat­ter­ing gol­lies as it fell. I phoned my fa­ther, an ac­com­plished coun­try­man, and he ad­vised screw­ing a plas­tic plant pot side­ways onto the wall or win­dow ledge near where the nest had been, care­fully putting nest and gol­lies in and then leav­ing well alone. I’m de­lighted to say that all five baby birds fledged and flew in due course. Ju­lia Drinkhall, by email

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