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Blue tit emerging from an unusual nest site in a power pylon.
Some weeks ago I had a feeling I'd seen a bird fly away from this power line pole. Eventually I timed things right and saw these Blue tits emerging from an unusual and potentially dangerous nest site.
Ordinarily the location, inside some plastic conduit that surrounds some very high voltage cables, wouldn't be a problem. But it seems that these new residents have been making a few alterations. The red insulation around the cables has been pecked away and so to has some of the conduit.
I don't think their DIT efforts have put them at any risk of electrocution but, now that the youngsters have fledged, I'll try and contact the company who owns this part of the network and see if they want to inspect it.