Lingfield Reserve - Birdbox Locations and Usage

In Spring 2011, a number of new bird-boxes were built and erected around the reserve, with several different design templates being used in order to target specific species. It is the case though, that some bird species use boxes more readily than others and so we are not surprised to find that it is mainly Blue and Great Tits which have used the boxes so far.

The method of surveying the nest-boxes is two-fold - in late Spring, attempts are made to see adult birds carrying food in for nestlings, and when the nestboxes are cleaned out in Autumn, and it is sometimes possible to identify which species have been using the box by reference to feathers etc.

 

Box ID Intended Species Made By Location Habitat ID 2011 2012 2013
               
S1 Sparrow Scouts Derek Slade Spinney A3 UN OCC BT
S2 Sparrow Scouts Derek Slade Spinney A3 GT BT **
S3 Sparrow Scouts Derek Slade Spinney++ A3 BT BT BT
S4 Sparrow Scouts Derek Slade Spinney A3 UN UN UN
S5 Sparrow Scouts Derek Slade Spinney A3 UN UN UN
S6 Sparrow Scouts Derek Slade Spinney A3 GT GT UN
S7 Sparrow Scouts Derek Slade Spinney A3 OCC GT UN
T1 Blue Tit Scouts Beacon Field N A5 UN OCC OCC
T2 Blue Tit Scouts Coldharbour Copse A4 OCC BT GT
T3 Blue Tit Scouts Coldharbour Copse A4 BT OCC **
T4 Blue Tit Scouts Bloomer's Hedge H4 BT BT GT
T5 Blue Tit Scouts Bloomer's Hedge H4 UN GT BT
T6 Blue Tit Scouts Bloomer's Hedge H4 BT BT **
T7 Blue Tit Scouts Coldharbour Copse A4 OCC OCC **
15 Robin/Wagtail Ray Quiet Garden G9 UN ** **
16 Nuthatch/Great Tit Alan Community Orchard Footpath H9 GT BT UN
17 Nuthatch/Great Tit Alan Quiet Garden G9 BT** ** **
18 Nuthatch/Great Tit Rui Community Orchard Aspens A7 OCC* xx xx
19 Nuthatch/Great Tit Rui Community Orchard Footpath H9 BT TC UN
20 Nuthatch/Great Tit Rui Community Orchard Chestnut A11 OCC Nuthatch **
21 Tawny Owl Ray Butterfly Garden A10 UN UN UN
22 Starling/Woodpecker Ray Community Orchard Chestnut A11 OCC* GSW OCC
23 Jackdaw/Stock Dove Ray Beacon Field W H6 UN OCC UN
               
               
  Key and Totals            
               
  BT- Blue Tit       6 6 3
  GT - Great Tit       3 3 2
  TC - Treecreeper         1  
  OCC - Used by unknown species     6 5 2
  UN - Unused       8 3 8
  Nuthatch         1  
  GSW - Great Spotted Woodpecker       1  
  xx - Probably unusable due to previous predation       1 1
  ++ - Mysteriously moved to the Quiet Garden by person or persons unknown!!          
  * Possibly predated       2    
  ** Vandalised/missing       1 2 7
 

    © Lingfield Nature Reserves 2011-2017      All rights reserved

Top of Page