Fourteen new homes were made at the second Nest Box Workshop, bringing this year’s total to 38. Around half of these will be put up in the small pockets of woodlands along the River Crake, providing additional nest sites for a variety of birds including great tits, nuthatches, tree sparrow, pied and spotted flycatchers. We’ll be monitoring the nest boxes over the coming months to see if there are signs of occupancy. We’ll also be putting up a small number of bat boxes too.
The workshops have been a great way to involve the community in our conservation work with the added benefits of nest boxes being put up locally in people’s gardens. Over 70 adults and children have attended the two workshops this year learning new skills and gaining knowledge about birds and have been supported by a wonderful team of volunteers.