Today I went back down to the engine houses armed and dangerous - well armed with ladders. Unfortunately the Raven were just too high to get to as were 2 Jackdaw nests. This image of Mark with my mirror on a stick tied to his extendable pole shows the difficulty
This Jackdaw nest contained 3 eggs
There was no need to get to the Raven nest as we found out- viewing from outside enabled views of 3 chicks that were so big they must be ready to fledge. You can just see a bill of two of them in the image below. (The second bill is far right)
This is an image of both nests - the Raven nest being the top one
In the second engine house this Jackdaw is on 4 eggs
and this Jackdaw has gone so far into this recess it is un-monitorable. It's over an arms length in
And for those not familiar with Cornish engine houses from the days of tin mining - these derelict ruins are in many places, this is the one housing the Raven's.
Don't forget to check out Mark's blog - West Cornwall Ringing Group which can be found down the right hand side