Sunday, 8 May 2011

Picking up Chicks

(News from Monday 2 May)

While the swallows at the stables are just getting under way with egg laying, the breeding season is well underway for site’s blue and great tit populations. At the moment we have 13 boxes dotted around the riding school’s paddocks and this year 10 are in use; six by great tits and four by the blue bitey ones. Several are still on eggs or have very young chicks but we managed to ring a brood of great tits as well as several adults.

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