Bird Boxes

Wednesday, March 11th 2015

This morning we headed out onto the training area to replace some of the nest boxes that we maintain. The damaged boxes where identified after the nesting season last year and have been replaced with new ones just in time for the birds to put them to good use.

The boxes will be visited by the bird ringers during the breeding season. We attempt to catch the adult as well as recording and ringing any chicks that are found. All of this data is then sent to the British Trust for Ornithology and used for conservation work and population monitoring studies.

Don’t forget that there are over 100 bird boxes at Foxglove which you could sponsor through our Adopt-A-Box scheme. On joining the scheme, you will receive a certificate with a picture of your box and a map marking its location. We will then contact you during the autumn with a report on successes of the breeding season here on the reserve. 

 


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