I recently got another opportunity to make and place another Barnie box at a different site, it’s a fantastic area of habitat with lots of natural grassland that is not cut, great to see in these days of cutting everything within an inch of its life for neatness, it already abounds with Skylark and Meadow Pipit.
Every time visited, I have had Red Kite/multiple Common Buzzards overhead along with large numbers of House Sparrows and also Yellowhammer calling.
I have set a cam up on the box, which we installed on Tuesday, I know they are in the area so will be checking on Friday to take the struts off and also see if anything is on the cams and if one has found it.
It’s a bit late going in but given how long their breeding period is and also 2nd brooding, you never know.........
As ever, a big thanks to all those involved - Doc, Owen and Rob, also Russ and his colleague for getting me the ply to recycle into a Barnie box.
Worn adult Common Buzzard