Birds, Ecology

Housing Scheme for Fly Catchers

Our friends from the Species Habitat Protection Group have turned their attention to the sad lack of properly constituted tree holes in our woodland — a flaw underlined in our recent ecology survey.

Here they are erecting armoured, pecker-proof, nest boxes in the dingle.

They are particularly keen to promote the habitat of pied flycatchers which already nest in our deficient holes — the oak trees are just too young (unlike the humans involved) — not gnarly and creviced enough!

Here is one that nested 2 years ago

We have it on authority that the pied flycatchers are due back from Africa tomorrow so, as always on our land, there was an imperative! Jan, Jon and Roger arrived this morning with 12 new nest boxes and got them up in the nick of time.

Locations documented by satnav.

Ready for the arrival of our little avian orcas.

On their behalf I’d like to thank Jan, Jon and Roger and we look forward to more of these beautiful little birds nesting here in future.

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adventure

You don’t have to be a genius…

Anne and Clive at their bookshop in Llanidloes getting ready to be inundated with requests for my book.
Here I am, not at my glamorous, promotional best but, hell, at least I’m not locked down or being shelled!

You don’t have to be a genius.. Published by Clinical Press (Bristol UK) ISBN 978-1-85-457108-3

Get your copy signed by the author on Saturday 26th March, 10.30am — 12.30pm at the Great Oak Bookshop, Llanidloes, Powys, Wales.

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