Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Boxes kicking off

The nest boxes are now kicking off. Although 29 of the 31 checked down at the reservoir on Friday were empty things have started to happen since. A walk down the road to check boxes only erected two weeks ago gave six nests from 14 boxes. My gut feeling is that four of these are Blue Tits, 1 Great Tit and the last I have no idea. Why do I think its Great Tit? - because the lining of sheep's wool and horse hair is a bit of a mess.

A Mute Swan is nesting at work, two attempts to see the contents have failed. First time she wouldn't lift herself, on Monday when I tried again the male was standing guard.

At the moment I'm thinking about how to approach nest recording - do I continue to play the numbers game or specialise on Sedge Warblers.

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