Birds get iconic homes

Birds are being given the chance to nest in Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and Big Ben after East Village E20 teamed up with the RSPB to create iconic bird boxes.

Birds get iconic homes

Birds are being given the chance to nest in Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and Big Ben.

East Village E20, the former London 2012 Athletes' Village have partnered with the RSPB and enlisted carpenter Pete Bagg to create a number of bird boxes in the form of the London Skyline in a bid to tempt back garden birds, as some of the city's most common flying species, including starlings, blackbirds and blue tits are slowly disappearing from gardens.

Other boxes which have been constructed - and are currently on display outside the Get Living London offices, which rents and manages homes at East Village E20, for the next eight weeks - include the Tower of London, Lee Valley Velodrome, The Gherkin, BT Tower and Battersea Power Station.

The bird houses, including likeness of the ArcelorMottal Orbit and One Canada Square, will eventually be moved to permanent home at green locations around the neighbourhood.

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