The bird nesting season is now in full swing and many birds will be feeding their nestlings now.
The bird nesting season is generally between March and the end of September, but some birds can nest outside of this period.

Look out for birds when pruning back shrubs and trees, but don’t forget that birds like sparrows, starlings and barn owls can also nest in buildings and structures, and other species will even nest on the ground.

All wild birds and there nests are protected under The Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981, so make sure that you check all working areas before you start site clearance operations to prevent killing or injuring birds.