Nestboxes

Thursday, March 28th 2013

Garth and Adam spent the morning checking the condition of the nestboxes around the reserve before the breeding season begins.  Several had to be replaced as some of the panels had become rotten over time.  Only a few are still left to check and as soon as the weather breaks birds will be prospecting for nesting sites.

Hutch, one of our regular visitors was lucky enough to get some fantastic pictures of the Kingfisher fishing down on the lake.

Also seen today were Roe Deer, a Fox on the access track and a flock of Crossbills feeding in the conifers by the lake.


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