Foxglove Covert Nest Box Totals

 

At Foxglove Covert we have a large number of nest boxes spread throughout the reserve in a variety of habitats. Our large boxes are suited to Owls and Jackdaws and the smaller ones attract species such as Tits, Flycatchers, Nuthatches and Wrens.  Each summer, every box is checked to determine which are being used and by what.  Return visits when the chicks are the correct size enable us to ring the chicks under the BTO ringing scheme and submit the nest records to the BTO nest recording scheme.

The table below shows the number of nests of each species found, and the number of chicks then ringed.  Previous years data are included to allow you to see the trends over time. 

Nest boxes can be individually adopted for a season as part of our Adopt-A-Box scheme. Get in touch, or pick up a leaflet for more details on this scheme.

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Species  Nests  Ringed  Nests  Ringed  Nests  Ringed  Nests  Ringed  Nests  Ringed 
Great Tit  19 67 27 132 24 105 21 66 23 109
Blue Tit  12 61 12 87 19 82 19 104 17 90
Wren  0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 1 6
Coal Tit  5 29 1 7 1 8 6 49 6 50
Grey Wagtail - - - - - - - - 1 3
Tawny Owl  3 3 2 4 1 3 3 5 1 0
Stock Dove - - - - - - - - 1 0
Jackdaw  6 12 10 27 7 9 7 10 4 8
Total  45 172 52 257 53 212 56 234 54 266

 

 


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