Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Moorland nestboxes

Over the past four years we have been erecting nest boxes in the woodland that surrounds Langholm moorland. The boxes attract resident species such as Blue tit and Great tit, and migrant species such as Piedflycatcher and Redstart. It looks like the late spring has effected breeding attempts this year, nesting attempts in boxes are down in general this year and only one nest box in use by Piedflycatcher.

 An empty great tit nest - young fledged successfully.

Great Tit female sat tight on her nest
 Brood of Blue tit chicks.

 stunning male piedflycatcher bringing food into his chicks.

nest of piedflycatcher chicks

 Redstart nest, note the blue eggs

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