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Nest in a box

10 June 2014
Hooray!  Just checked the nest boxes and we have not one....
Petrel occupying a nest box (1)

....not two....Petrel occupying a nest box (2)
....but three boxes occupied by Leach's storm-petrels.
Petrel occupying a nest box (3)
This is great news!   When we changed the design of the boxes two years ago we didn't expect that they would be instantly used by birds so this increase over time is encouraging.   I'll monitor these boxes over the season and record whether the birds successfully lay eggs and rear chicks.  Check back later in the year for updates...

Gina


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