Wednesday, 11th April 2012
Eggs-traordinary story of the thrush and the garage
Pictured is David Dickenson, MD, Waterford Motor Village (formerly Chevrolet), Cork Road, Waterford with the thrush’s nest built on the rear wheel of a Fiat Doblo van at their premises. The nest was initially discovered by Ken Dickenson, David’s son who works as a technician at the busy motor dealers about two weeks ago. Since then two eggs have been laid and the mother is observed daily sitting on the eggs to hatch them. The only time she leaves is to go in search of food, but returns quickly.
David says the keys of the van have been put away safely and the bird and its nest will not be disturbed. The van will remain grounded. He estimates that it will take about another month until the eggs hatch out and then they will wait until the fledglings will be able to fly themselves. He said that the nest was built very quickly within a day or two. David is amazed that the bird choose the area to build her nest as it is in a particularly busy spot in their motor dealers workshop.
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