2016 Nest Box and mist nesting survey
The photos were from this year's bird ringing most of the birds in the pictures were caught in mist nets. We now have nearly 60 nest boxes in the wood over two thirds of these were used mostly by great tits and blue tits, we rung over 70 young and adult tits. I would like to thank everybody who made nest boxes and Mark for putting them up.
Owl & Kestrel Boxes
Rockland Wood Owl Box Had Egyptian goose eggs in the base but was taken over by Jackdaws 3 chicks ringed
Rockland Marsh Box Barn owls used the box but the chicks had fledged when we checked and stock doves had moved in.
Rockland Kestrel Box Probably had been used by Jackdaws.
Langley Owl Box The very successful female barn owl that used this box for the last few years was found dead in the road at Hardley in December. The box had a new female and two chicks.
Langley Kestrel Box Used again with four chicks this year.
Sugar factory Owl Box Had a male and female Barn owl but no eggs or chicks.
Haddiscoe Station Owl Box Not used for the first two years this box had a male owl last year and this year a female with a huge clutch of seven eggs.
Species we ringed included
Barn Owl, Kestrel, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Black Cap, Bull Finch, Robin, Jackdaw, Stock Dove, Dunnock