VIDEO: Blackbird makes its home on garden centre shelf

A nesting blackbird which has taken up residence behind a plant pot on a shelf next to the entrance to Kershaws garden centre, Brighouse.

A nesting blackbird which has taken up residence behind a plant pot on a shelf next to the entrance to Kershaws garden centre, Brighouse.

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A family of blackbirds has taken up residence in an unusual spot.

They have made a nest behind a plant pot in a bookcase at the entrance to the shop at Kershaws Garden Centre in Brighouse.

The blackbirds have hatched several of the eggs, and can be seen feeding them on a regular basis.

Liz Kenny, manager of the garden centre in Halifax Road, said, “We have had many birds nesting in and around the plants, this is the first time that the eggs have hatched, especially in a noisy place where doors are opening and closing”.

Kershaws is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a party on the weekend of August 2 and 3, with party games, stalls and donkey rides while raising money for Overgate Hospice, Elland.

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9:53am Wed 11 Jun 14

Idler60 says...

Slow news day?
Slow news day? Idler60
  • Score: -4

11:14am Wed 11 Jun 14

Thackleygirl says...

What a wonderful story - well done the T & A and also the garden centre involved ...
What a wonderful story - well done the T & A and also the garden centre involved ... Thackleygirl
  • Score: 8

12:25pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Apollo says...

This is an advert and not a news story. If you cannot tell the difference T&A I give up.

What about some real news like what is going on at Carlton Bolling School?
This is an advert and not a news story. If you cannot tell the difference T&A I give up. What about some real news like what is going on at Carlton Bolling School? Apollo
  • Score: -10

4:06pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Foolroy says...

Apollo wrote:
This is an advert and not a news story. If you cannot tell the difference T&A I give up.

What about some real news like what is going on at Carlton Bolling School?
Yep. Bradford has made the front page of The Times for all the wrong reasons again. Hmmmmm how many teachers have been forced out of these schools over the past 18 months. You'd be surprised.
[quote][p][bold]Apollo[/bold] wrote: This is an advert and not a news story. If you cannot tell the difference T&A I give up. What about some real news like what is going on at Carlton Bolling School?[/p][/quote]Yep. Bradford has made the front page of The Times for all the wrong reasons again. Hmmmmm how many teachers have been forced out of these schools over the past 18 months. You'd be surprised. Foolroy
  • Score: 0

4:24pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Out of site says...

Send in the cat.
Send in the cat. Out of site
  • Score: -2

6:02pm Wed 11 Jun 14

wobbley-bob says...

Nowt new....B&Q on the Euroway have a Blackbird that nests in the pallets of compost, every year.
Wonder why Kershaws (not even in Bradford) felt the need to tell a Bradford rag, if not as a covert advert.
Nowt new....B&Q on the Euroway have a Blackbird that nests in the pallets of compost, every year. Wonder why Kershaws (not even in Bradford) felt the need to tell a Bradford rag, if not as a covert advert. wobbley-bob
  • Score: 2

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