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Nesting Time

Monday, April 4th 2011

Spring has sprung for sure now and the birds are starting to prospect for their nesting sites. These next few images were captured by our nestbox camera that is attached to the Field Centre. Live images can be viewed on the screen in the foyer but here are a few frames to give an idea of the recent activity. You can just make out the face as a Blue Tit fetches nesting material in from outside.

Blue Tit with nest material

This fresh bedding has replaced the clean sawdust, which was removed beakful at a time throughout March!

Blue Tit in nestbox 2

The moss is then laid out and 'arranged' by the bird. By fanning out the wings the material is moved to the edges of the box.

Blue Tit in nest box 3

After a last look about the bird then leaves to find more.

Blue Tit leaving box

This nest box is one of hundreds that are available to adopt as part of our nest box scheme. If you would like to adopt a box for this season please see the 'support us' section on this website.

Bye Bye!

Whilst on the subject of birds, on Sunday the 1500th Goldcrest was ringed on the reserve and the first Blackcap and Willow Warblers of the season were also caught and ringed.

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