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It did not die Sock's much to my amazement.. :D

Hooray that's made my Father's Day :toast: ...........

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They are all still alive and doing well and i know they are full of food because one shit all over me yesterday..

 

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And here is the goldie's one of the chick's was rescued from the aviary floor and much smaller than the other..they are both the same size

now..

 

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I myself might swap that food pan for a nest pan as it'll get crowded in there and i could see one falling out again.Fare play with the sparrow and we can all but try mate :thumbs: ,ring size E same as greenies by the way :whistling: (joke before anyone starts :tongue2: )

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I would change the nest mate but i don't want to create anymore problem's incase the hen desert's them.. ;)

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I myself might swap that food pan for a nest pan as it'll get crowded in there and i could see one falling out again.Fare play with the sparrow and we can all but try mate :thumbs: ,ring size E same as greenies by the way :whistling: (joke before anyone starts :tongue2: )

 

 

I've just ringed a nest full of half grown swallows. F**king murder, getting them out of the nest, without breaking it up. Then, shoving them all back in there? It's like stuffing five more students into a phone box! :icon_eek:

 

But, those little f**kers will be three times their size, and still cramming in there! It's mental what birds do.

 

Oh, and ring size E?! F**k off! It's A for a goldie and B for a house sparrow! :tongue2: Ask Mr Wilkes! :toast:

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I myself might swap that food pan for a nest pan as it'll get crowded in there and i could see one falling out again.Fare play with the sparrow and we can all but try mate :thumbs: ,ring size E same as greenies by the way :whistling: (joke before anyone starts :tongue2: )

 

 

I've just ringed a nest full of half grown swallows. F**king murder, getting them out of the nest, without breaking it up. Then, shoving them all back in there? It's like stuffing five more students into a phone box! :icon_eek:

 

But, those little f**kers will be three times their size, and still cramming in there! It's mental what birds do.

 

Oh, and ring size E?! F**k off! It's A for a goldie and B for a house sparrow! :tongue2: Ask Mr Wilkes! :toast:

 

Try using a bent spoon to get them out of the nest,know a couple of soft bill owners who use these when ringing/finding/scooping out Nuthatch chicks and your size E is different to ours Pete :thumbs: .I had a mule hen do the same in a feed pot and i swap her over into a pan no probs,although she was only on eggs but i would have thought there n full swing feeding them now so a gapping hungry mouth might take their mind of the new wallpaper as it were :laugh: .

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:hmm: Nice idea, about the spoon, mate. Only ~ I don't know what hatches nests are like, inside but; Swallows have these really grippy little feet, on these nasty, short little legs.

 

And they're the absolute f**kers for gripping the animal hair and feathers the nest is usually lined with.

 

Start trying to scrape Them out with a spoon? Soon find the rings won't stay on ....! Know what I'm saying? :icon_eek:

 

 

Ring sizes? :laugh: Yeah, I know, mate. I'd use an E ring on, say, a collared dove! :icon_eek: Utter chaos, you and me trying to work together.

 

" 'Ere, Fires, bung us an E ring, mate .......... What The F**k Is That?! " :rofl:

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I know what you are saying about the nest Fireman.. :thumbs: ..but the 2 of them should fit.. :D ..if there was more than 2 i would have no choice..

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May be wrong Pete and forgive me if I am . I belive you are not aloud (as a ringer) to ring wild birds this time of the year.

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I know of another ringer who also ring's them in the nest.. :hmm:

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Having just been taken under a trainers wing (pardon the pun :D )... i can assure you para1 that you can ring birds at this time of year :thumbs: .

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had a fife hen rear a house sparrow years ago from an egg that i found on the garden path,got it out the nest then it went light and snuffed it :cray:

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