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Bigbad | 14:59 Thu 18th Sep 2014 | Twitching & Birdwatching
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I want to get rid of an apple tree in my garden, as it is too close to the house, but I think there are birds nesting in it. Which month can I be sure that the nests have been completely abandoned, as I don’t want to make anything homeless!

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do you know what kind of birds they are ,collared doves and wood pigeons go as long as October sometimes mine are still refurbishing now for another egg laying but most of the smaller birds like robins and black birds will have finished although they do like to re-use their nests again for more than 1 year if they can so they might not be very happy with you if you do cut it down
Folly fancier is correct. Many birds are on their third clutch this year,. Give it another month and check again. It is an offence to disturb a birds nest in use so its worth the extra wait
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Although no expert, I think I have seen Blue, Coal and Great tits.
I wouldn’t dream of disturbing a nest that was in use. I like to feed the birds (and other creatures that visit the garden) all year round. A lot of birds use the tree as a ‘launch pad’ to the food I put down, but I have seen some disappear into holes in the trunk, which is why I assume there are nests.
Only wood pigeon and collard doves will be nesting at this time of year!!!!!!!!! but why not just trim the tree and make it not just a home for the birds but a source of fruit for you???? Many birds will use your tree as a roost over winter and will give you a fantastic view of life in the "harder" months.........enjoy

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