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Meet Me. Hello!

Posted by on 15 March, 2022 at 20:15

I just wanted to say 'Hello' and introduce you to my blogs.

Im new to this stuff so please be patient. 

I'm an understanding person who, although having my own personal views, try not to impose too much (or anything) on others or be disrespectful of other's ways, views or emotions. Naturally, I will never please everyone all the time, but I will try to remain impartial.

I'm neither an activist or opinionated. Im not here to argue over individual's food choices, sport...

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BIRDS and CHIMNEYS. Why a chimney cowl could save more than one life.

Posted by on 15 March, 2022 at 20:05

Many species of bird like chimneys. In the winter time or on colder days, the birds enjoy the warmth they supply as households stoke up a log fire or turn on their gas fire. Gathering on the rooftop or perching on the chimney brim.

Come Spring and Summer, birds like the perfect sized, ready made support structure...perfect to build a nest all other birds would be jealous of.

A roof and chimney area is teaming with warmth lovi...

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Posted by on 15 March, 2022 at 19:45

To prevent birds falling down your chimney, please install a Cowl. Many birds see chimneys as good nesting or roosting sites. Location security, moss, insects, size of the average chimney and warm rooves will attract birds such as Woodpigeons, Collared Doves, Crows, Jackdaws and Gulls, sadly often to their detriment.

We have a separate post about the dangers of chimneys and nests.

Many people are also not aware of the dangers associated with one's supposed good deed of leaving out...

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