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NestEnders 2019

With so much exciting nest box action in 2019, this page aims to allow you to easily keep up with all the news, footage and images from this year's families. There is no guarantee, of course, that  birds will nest, let alone have success. I have chosen these nest boxes and garden nests for 2019.  All are in my own garden, apart from the Tawny box, which is at Yew View; the site I manage near Malvern. All are live streaming, apart from the tawnies as the Internet is not good enough at Yew View.

Yew View Tawny Owls

Garden Sitting Room Nest Box

Roof Sitting

Room Nest Box

Hub Nest Box

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Tawny Owl Nest Box

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This nest box has had nesters for the last 6 years. Mounted on a mature oak tree, clutches are generally large and successful.

 

Blue tits have chosen the box this year.

This box is possibly the most exciting I have set up so far. I designed and built a new box for this tawny pair for 2019. I have two internal cameras and one external.

 

This promising to be an amazing story to follow as the female has laid 4 eggs, due to hatch at the end of March.

This is an exciting 'first' for 2019! After the success of my novel Mammal Box set-ups and the Bird Snack bar, I have designed two 'sitting room' nest boxes.

 

This one is mounted in the garden, on a tree.

 

 

This is an exciting 'first' for 2019! After the success of my novel Mammal Box set-ups and the Bird Snack bar, I have designed two 'sitting room' nest boxes.

 

This one is mounted up next to my chimney, on the roof of my house.

This nest box is at Yew View, Worcestershire

This nest box is in my garden

This nest box is in my garden

This nest box is in my garden

Blackbird Nest

After spotting blackbirds entering the honeysuckle by my greenhouse, I found a nest with eggs.

 

I mounted a camera on a tripod and gradually moved it closer everytime the female left, until I had a good view of her on the nest.

This nest  is in my garden

Coming soon......

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Chicks fledged. Cam now on Robin nest

This robin nest is in dense ivy around  a stone bird bath outside my kitchen window.

 

I used the tripod mounted camera that I had had on the blackbird nest and nestled it gently in the ivy as the robin is not on the nest during the day until she has laid her full clutch.

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