Friday, 22 August 2014

Get your motor tweeting!

Here's a Hubble & Hattie and Veloce crossover we never thought we'd see! A mechanic from Bournemouth found a nest containing three Pied Wagtail chicks behind the bumper of a car he had in for service!

Westover car technician Jon Brooks was about to begin an oil change on the car when he heard chirping. Looking behind the bumper, Mr Brooks and his colleagues saw a nest balancing on part of the car’s undertray. The nest was carefully removed, and the RSPCA was called to collect the tiny birds, who had travelled about five miles to the dealership!

Inspector Graham Hammond, the RSPCA officer who arrived to take care of the birds, said: "We’re very grateful to Mr Brooks and all the staff at the dealership for acting so quickly and carefully to protect these tiny birds. Thanks to them they have been given the best chance of surviving, but you do have to feel a little sorry for the parent birds who would have come back to find not only their nest, but the whole car gone."

In normal circumstances, if you find fledglings, the best course of action is to leave them alone, as their parents will return to them. For more information on what to do if you find a fledgling or baby bird, visit the RSPB's page by clicking here, or you can check out the RSPCA's press release here.

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