Nest Box checks at High Spring Wood

Tuesday, May 15th 2018

I started my day with the Volunteers where we continued cutting back rushes on the Hay Meadow and near Moorland, taking care to avoid the occasional Cuckooflower, Speedwell and other flowering or soon to be flowering plants.

Leaving the team around lunch time I headed over to meet Lesley at High Spring Wood. 

Plenty to see as always, with many Garden Bumblebees, Common Carder Bees, Drone flies, as well as Orange-tip and Green-veined White Butterflies. We were also greeted by a sea of Cotton-grass, which is in fact a sedge and not a grass at all!

Arriving at High Spring Wood as someone who has never seen it in all its glory before was quite a shock. I have never seen such an impressive Bluebell Woodland!

Once we found the first box we were on to a winner with the first two boxes being occupied by Pied Flycatchers and each with a clutch of eggs.  

All in all, over 12 nest boxes to come back to at High Spring Wood and over 30 Pied Flycatcher eggs in total, as well as a few Great Tits and Blue Tits.


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