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Nesting birds fly high at RAF Marham

17:41 16 June 2011

A pair of blue tits have found an unusual place to nest.

A pair of blue tits have found an unusual place to nest.

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Birds raise their family in RAF jet

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A pair of blue tits were aiming high when they decided to nest in a jet at RAF Marham.

Their nest is tucked away under the tail of the Victor Gate Guardian which has seen a lot of coming and going in recent days.

The birds are in no danger of losing their home though, as the Victor is now only a static plane which stands near the base’s main gate.

“Blue tits are well known for their strange nesting sites, so the fact that a breeding pair of blue tits had found a very safe site in an old Victor was no surprise,” said a base spokesman.

The chicks are almost ready to stretch their own wings and leave the nest, but with such a safe site, the base expects the parents to lay another clutch before the summer is over.

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