Today marks the start of National Nest Box Week, a week long event running from the 14th to the 21st February, where focus is given to nesting birds and everyone is encouraged to put up nest boxes in their local area during this period.
Natural nest sites for birds such as holes in trees or old buildings are disappearing fast due to gardens being ‘tidied’ and old houses being repaired.
Taking part in National Nest Box Week gives everyone the chance to contribute to bird conservation whilst giving the pleasure of observing any breeding birds that are attracted to the nest boxes.
Needless to say our keepers will be doing their bit, the boxes in these photos are hopefully for Barn Owls and they have been made by a keeper on one of our NYMMO estates. The boxes were built using the design available on the Barn Owl trust website and fingers crossed we’re hoping they’ll get used.