Great and Blue Tits using our nest boxes this year appear to have had the best season for several years. With just 3 nests still to fledge the results for 3 schemes within the Arnside/Silverdale area and 1 in Roeburndale make encouraging reading as follows-
Great Tit Of 51 occupied nest boxes no fewer than 46 have fledged young. Only 4 dead young were found at the last visit.
Blue Tit Of 33 occupied boxes 28 produced young, only 4 dead young were found at the last visit. The largest brood was 11 all fledging succesfully.
3 broods of Nuthatch fledged and 3 of Marsh Tit.
It will be interesting to see if this good breeding success transalates into high catches during our summer and autumn ringing.