According to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), autumn is the best time to put up nesting boxes for wild birds. If you live in one of the capital’s many traditional mews houses you may think it unlikely that birds would be tempted to build a nest on your property, but this article from the Ecology Consultancy suggests otherwise.
On this occasion an ornamental potted Rhaphiolepis indica ‘Ballerina’, planted outside a London Bridge mews property, provided the location for a blackbird’s nest, showing that the capital’s birds have learned to adapt to an urban environment, grabbing the opportunity to raise their young in the nearest convenient spot.
Who can blame the London Bridge blackbird for making itself at home outside a mews house? Mews living offers privacy and comfort as well as access to some of the capital’s most exclusive areas. If you are looking to build your own nest in a mews property, give Lurot Brand a call today.
George was taken by surprise in our Mews this morning when a female blackbird emerged from an ornamental potted Rhaphiolepis indica ‘Ballerina’ and revealed she was feeding her young in their nest.