Had an energetic but very pleasurable Sunday morning scrambling about our woods, finding and checking the 70 odd nesting boxes put up for the dormice. All were empty of any signs of dormouse inhabitants but a very many were occupied by bluetit nestlings, at varying stages, from eggs through to almost fledglings. We know we have dormice in our woods but perhaps they just prefer the old-fashioned ways and will have nothing to do with these new-fangled ‘box apartments’. Time will tell.
Whilst walking around the wood we did spot a patch of Herb Parish just going over:
Thanks to Catharine for allowing me along and trusting me to do my own box checks on the day.