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Bird Box Survey

Bird Boxes

Type and Situation

Findings
October
2009

Findings November 2010

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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

Unused - good condition

Box lowered for easier access

 

Not used.

Woodpecker damage

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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 - nesting material cleaned out

Used - some eggs still there, possibly Great Tit

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Box 3

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

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

 

Partial nest - probably Blue Tit

 

 

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Box 4

Robin box in the Hawthorn next to the one above

Box had rotted - replaced by Great Tit box No nest
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Box 5

In the Alder below the dogs' drinking pool

Blue Tit nest with 6 unhatched eggs -
box cleaned

Used - probably Great Tit

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Box 6

In a Cherry Tree near the Oak Tree pond

Great Tit feathers found but no nest - box cleaned

Used - Tit

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Box 7

In another Cherry Tree near the Oak Tree pond

Blue Tit nest - box replaced

Used - Blue Tits

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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

Blue Tit nest with 7 abandoned eggs - box cleaned

Used - Blue Tits

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Box 9

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

Old Blue Tit nest (probably from 2008) with 3 unhatched eggs - hole enlarged so replaced

Unused

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Box 10

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

Used nest - box replaced

Woodpecker damage

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Box 11

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

Not examined as ground was too overgrown

Used - probably Tits

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Box 12

In an Apple Tree

Good Great Tit nest with 2 unhatched eggs - box cleaned

Used - Blue Tits

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Box 13

In the Hawthorns by the grafted Apple Trees

Small nest - box cleaned

Unused

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Box 14

In a large Hawthorn in the Orchard across from No 9

Great Tit nest - box replaced

Woodpecker damage

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Box 15

In the Holly Guest hedge of Cherry Plum Trees

n/a Used - nest unknown
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Box 16

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

n/a Partial Blue Tit nest
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Box 17

In the Holly Guest hedge of Cherry Plum Trees opposite Birch Avenue

n/a Unused
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Box 18

In the Holly Guest hedge of Cherry Plum Trees

n/a Woodpecker damage
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Box 19

In a Maple Tree in the bottom copse

Gone - new box installed Woodpecker damage
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Box 20

In one of the other Maples in the bottom copse

n/a

Woodpecker damage

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Box 21

Bottom of the path at the entrance to the Steps Wood

Old nesting material - box replaced Nest found
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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

Front almost destroyed by a woodpecker - replaced Nest found
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Box 23

In a Hawthorn just up from Box 22

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

Nest found

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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

Old nesting material and large number of green and black slugs - box replaced Nest found
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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

Box had fallen off - replaced

Great Tit nest

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Box 26

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

Nest - box damaged by woodpecker so replaced

Blue Tit nest

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Box 27

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

Blue Tit nest, chicks fledged - woodpecker damaged so replaced


Some nesting material. Woodpecker damage

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

n/a

 
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New Box 28

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

Full of nesting material

Nest with rotten Great Tit eggs

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Box 29

Tree Creeper box 2 in Steps Wood

Full of nesting material Full of nesting material

Box 30

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

Not examined Not inspected
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Box 31

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

New box installed

Installed Spring 2010

Woodpecker damage

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Box 32

Great Tit box in Cherry Plum tree left of the bench facing Aspects in line with Miss Harris' seat

 

Installed March 2010

Nest and egg - probably Great Tit

Woodpecker damage

Other bird box surveys can be found here:

bird box survey 2006-2008

bird box survey 2008-2009

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