Home Sweet Home for nesting birds

A comprehensive survey of the breeding birds of Rawcliffe Meadows is being undertaken for the first time this year. Final results will be available later in the summer but this map indicates the territories occupied by Great Tit, one of our most numerous breeding species.

RM CBC map - GREAT TIT

RM CBC map – GREAT TIT

Of the 24 territories, 8 pairs are using nest boxes in the Copse – including this one with its own name plate!

great tit box

great tit box

Another pair are making use of this rusty old gate post – not the most picturesque residence but home sweet home for a hungry brood of youngsters!

great tit post

great tit post

(c) Martin Hammond 2015

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