With spring in the air our feathered friends are busy looking for places to rear their broods. To help provide suitable homes a group of local volunteers have spent the winter months building and putting up nest boxes in the woodland at Bramcote Hills Park.
A total of 27 boxes have been erected, all made from recycled timber. They have been built to suit a variety of birds, including Tawny Owl, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Nuthatch and Tree Creeper. All of these species were recorded in a bird survey of the woodlands which was carried out in spring 2017.
The introduction of the additional nesting opportunities should help to sustain and hopefully increase populations.
With over 100 hours volunteer time already invested in the project, the group will now monitor the boxes through spring and record the birds that nest in them and their breeding success. This information will be provided to the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) as part of their nest record scheme, providing valuable data to help monitor the health of our bird life nationally.
The project will help benefit local wildlife and is a great partnership between the local volunteers, Broxtowe Borough Council and the BTO.
Why not visit your local park or open space this weekend and see what wildlife you can find?
For more information, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3507, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: Broxtowe Borough Council email.