A nest of Robins are thought to have been driven 250 miles after nesting in engine bay

May 22, 2015

The owner of the Toyota Land Cruiser found a nest of eggs under his bonnet when checking the engine oil following an 80 mile round trip but thought the nest had been abandoned until he found the eggs had hatched 170 miles later.
Dave Marchant, of Henley, said: “When I looked again there were a whole heap of chicks in there and they’d all hatched out,” he said.
“I’ve heard of birds nesting in old vehicles but not in one that’s in use. Just goes to show how steady a driver I am.”
Mr Marchant said he stopped driving the car as soon as he found the chicks and won’t be using it again until they have flown the nest.


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