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Wednesday, May 23rd 2012

For the ringers Spring is a frantic time, with nest boxes all over the training area to check before chicks fledge.

Some of the nest boxes in the Adopt-a-Box scheme were checked today, many having broods of chicks.  Some of these were large enough to ring, and almost ready to leave the nest.  Some clutches were in the middle of hatching with small naked chicks huddling around the unhatched eggs.

Boxes sometimes are used by other animals; today a Pipistrelle bat was found roosting.

This rather beautiful rotten old tree was spotted away from all the paths and is obviously a favourite perch for woodpeckers.

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