Monday, 27 April 2015


My old buddy Stephen Carter came over on Sunday 19th April to check the nest boxes and a few other places where we hoped would be lucky enough to find some natural nests.
The boxes are starting to get used up mostly by blue and great tits and nuthatches. This box is being used by a nuthatch when the female comes off the nest it covers its eggs with leaves.

Steve looking into the nuthatch box

nuthatch covers its eggs with dead leaves
 Steve also found this Robins nest with 4 eggs in.

robins nest

Next we set off down the old Farm where the spring lambs are out in good numbers they look so cute.

We went to check a Buzzard nest that was not used last year but to our delight they've come back to the site this year and the female is sitting on two eggs.

you can just make out the female on look out
the buzzards two eggs
These two squirrels were keeping me amused as I waited for Steve to check the Buzzard

Steve sent me some pics of a couple of cracking nests he's found at other sites.

mistle thrush

long tailed tit
The pics are small as Steve took them with his phone but two cracking nests.

Steve with his trusty note pad
Later that day middle step son Luke who can climb trees like a monkey checked on the Tawny owls and for the first time the female flew off to reveal 4 very healthy tawny owlets.


He also climbed a Carrion crow who are nesting quite close to the Owls this had four eggs.

crows nest
A good day bird wise and its still only April, big thank you to Luke and Steve and there's more on the Tawny Owls coming shortly.

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