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by Donna Semmens
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Birds raise their family in RAF jet
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.