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Bird Box Survey 2008 - 2009

Bird Boxes

Type and Situation

Findings
Spring/
Summer
2008

Findings
October
2009

Image of bird box 1

Box 1

Blue Tit box in Ash Tree to the right as you face the gate at the Holly Guest Road entrance

8/3/08: Used by Blue Tits - Replaced

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

Unused - good condition

Box lowered for easier access

Image of bird box 2

Box 2

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

8/3/08: Used as a store - replaced

19/5/08: Unused

Used - nesting material cleaned out
Image of bird box 3

Box 3

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

 

8/3/08: Box OK - cleaned out

19/5/08: Unused

 

Contained seeds with tiny holes in them made by field mice or dormice -
box cleaned
Image of bird box 4

Box 4

Robin box in the Hawthorn next to the one above

2009 - changed to Great Tit box

19/5/08: Unused Box had rotted - replaced by Great Tit box
Image of bird box 5

Box 5

In the Alder below the dogs' drinking pool

8/3/08: Found on the ground - replaced

19/5/08: Unused

Blue Tit nest with 6 unhatched eggs -
box cleaned
Image of bird box 6

Box 6

In a Cherry Tree near the Oak Tree pond

8/3/08: Used by Blue Tits - there was an unhatched egg in the nest

Replaced

19/5/08: Unused

Great Tit feathers found but no nest - box cleaned
Image of bird box 7

Box 7

In another Cherry Tree near the Oak Tree pond

8/3/08: Unused but still in good condition

19/5/08: Unused

Blue Tit nest - box replaced
Image of bird box 8

Box 8

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

8/3/08: Unused - replaced

Blue Tit nest with 7 abandoned eggs - box cleaned
Image of bird box 9

Box 9

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

8/3/08: Unused - replaced

Old Blue Tit nest (probably from 2008) with 3 unhatched eggs - hole enlarged so replaced
Image of bird box 10

Box 10

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

8/3/08: Used by Blue Tits - replaced

Used nest - box replaced
Image of bird box 11

Box 11

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

8/3/08: Unused

19/5/08: Partial nest built

6/6/08: Partial Blue Tit nest built

Not examined as ground was too overgrown
Image of bird box 12

Box 12

In an Apple Tree

8/3/08: Unused - replaced

6/6/08: Partial Great Tit nest built

Good Great Tit nest with 2 unhatched eggs - box cleaned
Image of bird box 13

Box 13

In the Hawthorns by the grafted Apple Trees

8/3/08: Unused

6/6/08: 6 Great Tit eggs

Small nest - box cleaned
Image of bird box 14

Box 14

In a large Hawthorn in the Orchard across from No 9

8/3/08: Probably not used in 2007

Old nest, probably from later in 2006, removed

6/6/08: Partial Great Tit nest

Great Tit nest - box replaced
Image of owl box

Owl box

On the Great Oak Tree by the pond

Removed to be re-sited n/a
Image of bird box 15

Box 15

In the Holly Guest hedge of Cherry Plum Trees

Not examined Not examined
Image of bird box 16

Box 16

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

19/5/08: Unused Not examined
Image of bird box 17

Box 17

In the Holly Guest hedge of Cherry Plum Trees

19/5/08: Unused Not examined
Image of bird box 18

Box 18

In the Holly Guest hedge of Cherry Plum Trees

Not examined Not examined
Image of bird box 19

Box 19

In a Maple Tree in the bottom copse

19/5/08: Unused Gone - new box installed
Image of bird box 20

Box 20

In one of the other Maples in the bottom copse

19/5/08: Unused

6/12/08: Stolen

Not examined
Image of bird box 21

Box 21

Bottom of the path at the entrance to the Steps Wood

Not examined Old nesting material - box replaced
Image of bird box 22

Box 22

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

Not examined Front almost destroyed by a woodpecker - replaced
Image of bird box 23

Box 23

In a Hawthorn just up from Box 22

19/5/08: Unused

Unused possibly because of a large nest above it - removed and new box 23 put in the next Hawthorn
Image of bird box 24

Box 24

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

19/5/08: Used by Great Tits - chicks fledged Old nesting material and large number of green and black slugs - box replaced
Image of bird box 25

Box 25

In a Field Maple in the Steps Wood off a side path to the left of the second set of steps

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

Box had fallen off - replaced
Image of bird box 26

Box 26

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

19/5/08: Unused

Nest - box damaged by woodpecker so replaced
Image of bird box 27

Box 27

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

19/5/08: Unused

6/12/08: Woodpecker damage

Blue Tit nest, chicks fledged - woodpecker damaged so replaced

Image of bird box 28

Box 28

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

Unused

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

n/a
Image of new bird box 28

New Box 28

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

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

Full of nesting material
Image of bird box 29

Box 29

Tree Creeper box 2 in Steps Wood

19/5/08: Occupied by Great Tits - chicks fledged Full of nesting material
Image of bird box 30

Box 30

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

19/5/08: Partially built abandoned nest Not examined
Image of bird box 31

Box 31

Blue Tit box in Downy Birch next to European Union Oak ring

n/a New box installed

Other bird box surveys can be found here:

bird box survey 2006-2008

bird box survey 2009-2010

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