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Nest Boxes

Thursday, April 23rd 2015

Some of the ringing team were out last night to make a start checking the Tawny Owl and Kestrel boxes that we have around the training area.

During the evening we visited six boxes; two Tawny Owls were found on eggs, and a Kestrel nest containing six eggs. One of these owls was first ringed in 2006, and this is the sixth year she has been recorded nesting in one of our boxes. We will revisit the nests once the eggs have hatched and the chicks are large enough to ring. The eggs below are from one of the Tawny Owl Nests.

The next few months will be a busy time for the bird ringers with CES sessions starting at the beginning of May and many evenings out checking all of the nest boxes.

Thank you to everyone who was involved with this last night.

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