FOR some years a pair of Grey Wagtails (Motacilla c. cinerea) have nested in and round a house in Ireland choosing as sites the window ledges of upstairs windows or the thick stems of a Virginian creeper, the nest being either built along a branch or in a fork. There is no water in the garden, but the house lies near water, about a quarter of a mile off on one side and only a few hundred yards on...

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