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Thursday, 25 April 2013

Mandarin update

Mrs Mandarin is making it all nice and cosy with more down feathers.
Cheers Kev for keeping me updated and sending the photo's

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

12 eggs so far

Kev  went out tonight and took a few pics with the camera installed in Owl Box number 1.
The Mandarin duck has now layed 12 eggs, apparently she lays an egg a day till all her eggs have been layed ( between 9 & 12) then she sits on them. The photo shows how she has now started to cover the eggs over with down.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Looks like The Ducks have won the box for this year

Mr & Mrs Madarin  have decided to nest in Owl box number 1. Well done Kev spotting this one :)

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

About me

Hello & welcome to my blog. Jim from Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Since 2010 I've built and put up 16 owl nest boxes around Derbyshire.
Just like to say a big thanks to all the land owners for giving me permission to put the boxes up & to Kev .O.D for doing all the tree climbing :)

Owl Box number 10 is up :)

Tom, mate from work lives in a converted farm building, his neighbour says Barn owls nested in the building before it was converted. So with all the talk about owl boxes Tom knocked one together over a weekend and put it up. Nice one Thomas  very professional :)

Breaking news!

A duck was spotted flying out of owl box number 1 today, I will try and get a photo for correct identification.