Tuesday, 15 February 2011

National Nest Box Week.

The snow on our Barn Owl box looked undisturbed by anything large , but perhaps
some smaller birds sheltered in there when the weather was really bad.

All the sticks and debris left by previous occupants (not Barn Owls) have been cleared by Roger's ornithologist friend. Perhaps the pair of Barn Owls that were hunting over the wood on Monday will be tempted to make this their home, although they might be put off by at least two people aiming cameras at them!

For those people who want to encourage more birds to nest in their garden, this page on the BTO site might be useful.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Hedge Laying Day

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to postpone this event, but we hope to hold it before the new growth starts this spring.

We shall be laying our next section of hedge on
Saturday 12th Feb, starting at 10 o'clock.
There is a "how to do it" video clip on this very interesting
site about woodlands.

The length of layed hedge needs tidying up and we want to
find a suitable spot for a pond or boggy area. This year we want
encourage a greater variety of wild life into our woodland.