I would like to take this opportunity to answer a comment made on my
last post regarding the advisability of hedgelaying , given the early
Spring with birds already nesting , having mentioned finding nests on
the post .
We three hedgelayers involved , are also avid wildlife enthusiasts and
conservators , putting in many hours each week to create habitat ,
surveying and doing general wildlife enhancing management , and
would not even think about destroying what we work towards .
To the commenter , and to anyone else worried about the situation ,
I can confirm that the full length of the hedge , which is only just
coming into leaf , was meticulously inspected by one of the layers
in the afternoon of the day before we started laying , and needless
to say , no nests or signs of nesting were found . If any had been
found , the hedge would not have been touched , and we would
have returned in the Autumn to do the job .