Tonight after work I decided to look for Marsh Tit (MARTI) again. The wind was blowing, a flock of mixed Tit's were passing through, the high tseep tseep of some unseen 'crest action but no Marsh Tit. With 10 boxes ready for next season and more on the way this is getting frustrating as I'm not doing the ole Blue Tit nest box trick with these - put 'em up anywhere half decent. These need to be erected in identified territories
After darkness I took a walk down the road to listen for Tawny Owl (TAWOW). I know this species is down the road in the woods and I know they breed there as young have been seen by a resident in their garden in recent years but tonight - nothing. Possibly too early in the evening, too early in the season but once again - I have timber for three boxes so I need to find them.