Bird's nest halts excavation work at Bilsthorpe depot


Work to build a new highways depot in Nottinghamshire has been delayed after a bird nested on a digger.

The driver was using the 17-tonne machine to excavate drains at the county council site at Bilsthorpe when he spotted a pied wagtail swooping under the vehicle.

Site manager Charles Cresswell said it would be another 15 days before the eggs hatched, the fledglings flew the nest and the machine could be used again.

Despite this, he said he expected the project to finish on time.

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