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Penny Anderson on the Spotted Flycatcher

Ecologist Penny Anderson had to stop pointing work on her house when a pair of Spotted flycatchers moved into the gap in the wall and built a nest.

When a pair of Spotted flycatchers decided to build a nest in a gap in the wall, ecologist Penny Anderson had to stop the pointing work being done to her house but she has no regrets as the birds have bred in her garden ever since.
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Producer: Sarah Blunt
Photograph: Ian Redman.

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