Birdboxes up

FOGD committee member Guy Haslam has put up four bird boxes around the site, just in time for the nesting season.

Guy says "They're most likely to be used by great tits or blue tits, but it's quite possible that house sparrows, coal tits or even starlings might take up residence. We need to be patient as they might not use them this year – most small birds are very wary about the siting of their nests in terms of predator cover and so on. But if there's pressure on local nesting sites, at least one or two should get used.

They've all been sited facing between north-east to south-east, to prevent too much sunshine or rain on them. I'll be keeping an eye on them over the next few weeks to show if there are any avian 'viewings'  of the properties."