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Bird Box Survey

Bird Boxes

Type and Situation

Findings on 28th January 2006

Findings Spring/Summer 2008

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Box 1

Blue Tit box in the Ash Tree to the right inside the gate at the Holly Guest Road entrance

Used - possibly by Great Tits

8th March 2008: Used by Blue Tits - Replaced

19/5/08: Used by Great Tits - chicks fledged

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Box 2

Blue Tit box in the third Lime Tree on the left inside the gate at the Holly Guest Road entrance

Used - possibly by Great Tits

8th March 2008: Used as a store - Replaced

19/5/08: Unused

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Box 3

Blue Tit box in the Hawthorn in the middle of the field below the log seat

Used - Blue Tits

 

8th March 2008: Box OK - cleaned out

19/5/08: Unused

 

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Box 4

Robin box in the Hawthorn next to the one above

Used by Bank Voles for storage of Hawthorn seeds for winter food - they had drilled them and removed the kernels to eat 19/5/08: Unused
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Box 5

In the Alder below the dogs' drinking pool

Used - Great Tits

8th March 2008: Found on the ground - Replaced

19/5/08: Unused

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Box 6

In a Cherry Tree near the Oak Tree pond

Repaired

8th March 2008: Used by Blue Tits - there was an unhatched egg in the nest

Replaced

19/5/08: Unused

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Box 7

In another Cherry Tree near the Oak Tree pond

Used - Blue Tits

8th March 2008: Unused but still in good condition

19/5/08: Unused

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Box 8

In the Ash Tree in the left hand hedge as you walk down from the log seat, and opposite the Cherry Trees

Used - Blue Tits

8th March 2008: Unused - Replaced

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Box 9

In the Orchard to the left as you walk up the path

Used

8th March 2008: Unused - Replaced

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Box 10

In a Damson Tree in the Orchard to the right as you walk up the path

Used - possibly by a Wren

8th March 2008: Used by Blue Tits - Replaced

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Box 11

In the Hawthorns near the apple store by a Tydemans Early Worcester Apple Tree

Used - Blue Tits

8th March 2008: Unused

19/5/08: Partial nest built

6 June 2008: Partial Blue Tit nest built

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Box 12

In an Apple Tree

Used - Blue Tits (unused in 2005)

8th March 2008: Unused - Replaced

6 June 2008: Partial Great Tit nest built

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Box 13

In the Hawthorns by the grafted Apple Trees

Used - Blue Tits

8th March 2008: Unused

6 June 2008: 6 Great Tit eggs

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Box 14

In a large Hawthorn in the Orchard across from No 9

Had been occupied and there was still a Great Tit's egg in it

8th March 2008: Probably not used in 2007

Old nest, probably from later in 2006, removed

6 June 2008: Partial Great Tit nest built

Owl box

On the Great Oak Tree by the pond

Packed solid with oak leaves, grass and twigs - no owl but used as a squirrel's drey  
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Box 15

In the Holly Guest hedge of Cherry Plum Trees

Used - Great Tit or Blue Tit  
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Box 16

In the Holly Guest hedge of Cherry Plum Trees (in line with Miss Harris's seat)

Replaced with a Tit box 19/5/08: Unused

Box 17

In the Holly Guest hedge of Cherry Plum Trees

Unused 19/5/08: Unused
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Box 18

In the Holly Guest hedge of Cherry Plum Trees

Contained a small amount of nesting material - an unsuccessful nest. A wren's nest was found below and to the right.  
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Box 19

In a Maple Tree in the bottom copse

Taken from the hedge for repair - contained a beetle nest. Replaced but sited in the copse as 17 and 18 in the hedge hadn't been used 19/5/08: Unused
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Box 20

In one of the other Maples in the bottom copse

New box

19/5/08: Unused

6/12/08: Stolen

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Box 21

Bottom of the path at the entrance to the Steps Wood

New box  
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Box 22

In a Hawthorn to the far left of the path in the Steps Wood - close to the edge of the wood

Previously used by Blue Tits but the entrance hole had been enlarged to about 10cm over the past year by a Woodpecker  
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Box 23

In a Hawthorn just up from Box 22

 

New Box

 

19/5/08: Unused

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Box 24

In Oak Tree on left of the path in the Steps Wood going back towards the hill overlooking Oak Tree pond

Hole enlarged (possibly by a Squirrel or Green Woodpecker) - unused. Box replaced.

 

19/5/08: Used by Great Tits - chicks fledged
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Box 25

In a Field Maple off a side path to the left of the main step path after the first set of steps

 

Used - Great Tits

 

19/5/08: Used by Blue Tits - chicks fledged

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Box 26

In a Hawthorn on the right hand side down from the second set of steps

 

New box

 

19/5/08: Unused

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Box 27

In a Hawthorn in a clearing in the lower far right of the Steps Wood

 

New box

 

19/5/08: Unused

6/12/08: Woodpecker damage

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Box 28

Robin box in a Hawthorn tree between the Great Oak and the Orchard

Unused

Unused

A large nest in the branches immediately above it. Removed and number 28 re-used

 

New Box 28

Tree Creeper box 1 in Blackthorn scrub close to Box 23 in the Steps Wood

n/a

19/5/08: 14 dead chicks - possibly Blue Tits. Tapered shape of box probably unsuitable for them

 

Box 29

Tree Creeper box 2 in Steps Wood

n/a 19/5/08: Occupied by Great Tits - chicks fledged
 

Box 30

Tree Creeper box 3 at northern end of hedge on East side of Quarry Field

n/a 19/5/08: Partially built nest abandoned

 

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