Saturday, 25 July 2015

Nest Boxs Update!

I am writing this blog post late due to the fact I have been so busy with end of year mock exams and tests.

My sister and I went to check on the nest boxes we put up around school for our nest box project. All nests were Blue Tits and we had 11 nest attempts. From that, 36 young Blue Tits hatched, but only 23 chicks fledged. With the guidance of our trainer we ringed all the chicks and a few adults. The survival rate out of the chicks that hatched was 63.8%. All the results will be submitted to the BTO for NRS.

More information will be published in the BTO magazine 'Lifecyle' later in the year.

We cant wait to make further improvements to next year and seeing the results.

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