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THIS WOODCRETE BOX HAD THE START OF A TIT’S NEST AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE MOSS. IT WASN’T FINISHED AND A WOOD-MOUSE TOOK IT OVER AND ADDED A WARM SECOND-STOREY OF LEAVES TO KEEP ITSELF COMFY

 

 

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THIS PICTURE OF THE TOP BOX SHOWS WHY WE INVESTED IN WOODCRETE BOXES. WE HAD TAKEN GREAT CARE TO PROTECT THE ENTRANCE HOLES WITH METAL SURROUNDS BUT THE WOODPECKER OR SQUIRREL WENT IN THROUGH THE SIDE!! THE BOTTOM BOX WAS ORIGINALLY DESIGNED FOR SPARROWS WHO LIKE THREE ENTRANCE HOLES BUT HAS BEEN TAKEN OVER BY A FAMILY OF NUTHATCHES. THEY FILLED IN THE TWO HOLES THEY DIDN’T NEED WITH MUD TO MAKE THE BOX SECURE FOR THEMSELVES.

 

 

SCHOOLCHILDREN HELPING WITH THE NEST EXAMINATION AND CLEANING

THIS IS A TIT’S NEST WITH AN UNHATCHED EGG AND THE REMAINS OF AT LEAST TWO OTHER FLEDGLINGS. POSSIBLY THE PARENTS WERE KILLED WHILST OUT FORAGING FOR FOOD., BUT THAT’S NATURE!

Hazel Nuts on the Green in August

Apples Trees in Heritage orchard

Cows grazing on the Green

Volunteers clearing brambles

 

 

 

 

Summer pruning of apple trees

 

 

Sloes on the Green in August

 

 

 

Refurbished ring roller

 

The Boardwalk

Walking the dog

Enjoying the sunshine

The Pond

A frosty morning on the Green

Lower Springfield

A calf born on the Green in 2009

View from the Twitten across the Green

A snowy morning

A snowy day on the Green

Guelder Rose in bloom

A blanket of spring flowers

Wood Anemone by the pond