Chimneys and Bird Nesting Season

Chimney Repairs

Bird nesting season is fully in swing – Jackdaws, Rooks and Starlings are finding homes to set up in your chimneys! So it’s important that you get a chimney cowl fitted to prevent birds nesting!

Why do birds nest in chimneys?

Birds may nest in chimneys because they offer a warm, protected environment that is often out of reach of predators. Chimneys also provide a convenient, elevated location for birds to build their nests, particularly for species that typically nest in trees or on cliffs.

The majority of birds will choose to nest from the beginning of March until the end of July.

What are the risks of birds nesting in chimneys?

While birds nesting in chimneys may seem harmless, it can actually pose risks to both the birds and homeowners. Birds can block chimneys, causing carbon monoxide to build up in homes. Nesting materials can also ignite and cause chimney fires. Additionally, nesting birds can attract other pests like rodents and insects.

Preventing birds from nesting in chimneys:

To prevent birds from nesting in chimneys, you can install chimney caps that allow smoke to escape while keeping birds out. You can choose from a wide variety of styles to suit your chimney best!

Having regular chimney inspections and sweeps can also help identify and remove any nests before they cause issues. It’s important to address nesting birds as soon as possible to prevent any potential hazards.

If you suspect or see any twigs in the fireplace or chimney then please get in touch with us to inspect the flue and advise on the way forward.

Do NOT try to light a fire and remove any twigs still in the flue yourself as this is potentially dangerous in terms of starting a chimney fire. It could also give you carbon monoxide poisoning.

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