Picture of bird nesting in traffic lights in Leeds city centre
This bird and its partner have got quite a lot of attention due to its choice as a nice place to build its nest. Their choice of an ideal nesting spot was a traffic light in the middle of a very busy Leeds city junction.
Compared to some nests this one has at least got good overhead cover and is well lit at least off and on.
I spoke with a chap who works locally but had been away on holiday and he was just looking to see if they were still there and OK. We were both surprised by the number of people who walked within a few feet but did not notice this unusual city sight.
Since I first heard of this nest, the young have hatched and the two thrushes are now busy feeding their brood.
You can get an idea of the location that the birds chose from the above photo that was taken by me this morning. I do not envy the young birds when they make their first flight. I should add that just to the near left of the this picture there is a nice grassed area with some trees.
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