Wednesday, 6 May 2015


Marsh Tit on nest
Pitsford Reservoir

Courtesy of Lynne Barnett


Checking next-boxes is very much part of the management regime at Pitsford Reservoir in spring and yesterday a small intrepid band did just that in windy and sometimes wet conditions yesterday. As can be seen from the image below, the Tawny Owl chicks (from the previous week) are growing nicely and most of the tits are now sitting on almost completed clutches of eggs. Hopefully this windy and wet weather will pass soon and there will be plenty of caterpillars around for the young tits once they hatch.

Today I checked on a Raven nest which I have been keeping an eye on in the NN6 postal district, and I could see two big young which I predict will probably fledge this week-end.


Neil M

Tawny Owl chick
Pitsford Reservoir

Courtesy of Lynne Barnett

Blue Tit on nest
South Northants

Courtesy of Chris

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