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Recycled beard

Postby Monika » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:54 pm

We had a pleasant surprise today: when cleaning out the three bird boxes in our garden today, we found that every one (used by blue and great tits last year) contained my OH's beard and hair cuttings which I stuff into shrubs and dry stone wall cavities every time I trim it! Isn't that lovely? So it is really used!
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Re: Recycled beard

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:12 pm

I used to put the hair combed from my dog in the bush near the back door and our blue tits' nest was mainly the lovely soft ginger undercoat. It looked very cosy.
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Re: Recycled beard

Postby retropants » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:50 pm

my mum used to do the same with our shaggy jack russel combings when I was younger, the blue tits loved it for their nests.
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Postby glallotments » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:58 am

When our dog is clipped we put her wool outside during the nesting season and as we have a web cam in our bird box we noticed the blue tits taking her wool in to line the nest
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Re: Recycled beard

Postby WestHamRon » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:55 am

glallotments wrote:When our dog is clipped we put her wool outside during the nesting season and as we have a web cam in our bird box we noticed the blue tits taking her wool in to line the nest

Sheepdog? :lol:
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Re: Recycled beard

Postby glallotments » Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:15 pm

WestHamRon wrote:
glallotments wrote:When our dog is clipped we put her wool outside during the nesting season and as we have a web cam in our bird box we noticed the blue tits taking her wool in to line the nest

Sheepdog? :lol:


Funny you should say that we always wonder how poodles ended up woolly is there sheep DNA in there somewhere and if so how did it get there?
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