On a fine sunny Saturday morning I met with Brian a conservationist who has a great wealth of knowledge about birds and their habitats after putting up thousands of nest boxes throughout north Cumbria since a boy.
He showed me how to put the nesting boxes up and in the correct position taking into account the position of the Sun and the tree canopy. We installed fourteen nesting boxes spread in the area of the dell in Eden Bridge gardens and Kings Meadow along the Brampton Road tree line.
On our way back it was absolutely wonderful to see that some of the boxes were being inspected by our feathered friends as can be seen in the photographs taken just after we had put the boxes up. It would be nice to see some of the nesting boxes used this season so let’s keep our fingers crossed. I will be monitoring them over the next few weeks and will put updates as to what is happening on the site.