I had a young goldfinch crash into my window a week ago. I phoned the vet to see if he would treat the bird as it was out cold, though still breathing. I was advised to put it in a box so it's mother would find it and feed it. Happy to say it eventually recovered and flew off -crashing into a tree, falling to the ground and then flying off into a large tree in my front garden.
My problem is my neighbours want me to cut this tree down, it is far to big for my garden (it's a huge fir tree), but I have blackbirds and goldfinches nesting in this tree. I also have Magpies in there. Does anyone know when it would be safe to cut it down so as not to upset any nesting birds?
I do feed the birds throughout the year and have my reward in the beautiful birdsong each day, but I don't want to drive them away by cutting down this tree. Has anyone got any advice for me?