Sunday, 31 October 2010

Home tweet home

Yesterday, Stuart from Chelmarsh Bird Ringers came over to help put up another 20 bird boxes, most of which he had put together in his spare time.
10 of the boxes have holes in the front for species like Redstart and Tits whilst the other 10 are open fronted boxes that will hopefully attract Spotted Flycatchers.
Once all these boxes were put up, we tackled the trickier task of erecting a Tawny Owl box, there are no photos of this being done as it involved both of us balancing up a ladder/in the tree whilst trying to secure it with wire.
If a pair of Owls do use it to raise their young i will be able to get some great photos as Stuart gets attacked by the parents whilst ringing the chicks! Fingers crossed!
If you come across any nest boxes whilst out in the woods please don't be tempted to look inside, leave it to the professional, i will put photos up here so that you can see whats inside.

Birds seen recently include, Willow Tit, Fieldfare, Redwing, Tawny Owl, Marsh Tit, Raven, Buzzard, Bullfinch, Goldfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecked, Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Long Tailed Tit
Apologies about the title of this update.

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