Saturday, 14 April 2012

Kestrel boxes

Last week Stuart from Chelmarsh Bird Ringers and myself put up a couple of nest boxes, much bigger than the usual ones we put up they are aimed at Kestrels which regularly hunt in the area. The boxes might also be used by Jackdaws or Crows but hopefully not Pigeons or Squirrels. They may have been put a bit late to be used this year but you never know.

Yesterday saw the return to the Edge of Willow Warblers, joining the Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs that arrived over the previous few weeks. House Martins were also seen today and i believe a few Swallows are also in the area.
Meanwhile our resident birds are well under way with breeding, plenty of bird boxes have nests in them with some even having eggs. Please don't look in boxes yourself as disturbance can cause adult birds to abort the nest, checking boxes is carried out by trained bird ringers who hold licences.

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