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Nest Boxes

Monday, February 10th 2014

As the 500 nest boxes we have around the training area are checked each spring a note is made of their condition. Those that are damaged are then repaired or replaced over the winter months. We began to replace the small boxes today in High Spring and Waitgate Woods.

Both of these woods provide ideal breeding habitat for Pied Flycatchers and Redstarts; over 60 Pied Flycatcher chicks were ringed in High Spring Wood alone last year!

The majority of the boxes requiring attention have now been replaced ready for the breeding season to begin; with Bluebell and Primrose leaves showing across the woodland floor spring can’t be too far off now!


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