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Nest box summary published

by Rod Kebble David Ross, the bird-ringer licensed by the British Trust for Ornithology, has again inspected the nest boxes at Pierrepont Farm and listed his finds. The numbers of blue and great tits have recovered from the low figures of 2012, although blue tit numbers are still down from earlier years. The number of […]

Bird news

by Rod Kebble The Spring survey by species table has been updated to include Spring 2012; House martins have been spotted hunting insects over the dairy pond — but so far none have moved into the nests built for them on the front of the dairy itself; Over last weekend, three chaffinch chicks were found […]

Nestboxes suffer beak-in

by Rod Kebble Nestboxes at Pierrepont Farm have been vandalised and the suspects are great spotted woodpeckers. The birds have remodelled the entrances — without seeking planning permission — by enlarging the hole at the front of each box. It is too early for the woodpeckers to predate the nests of the great tits and […]