We’ve been here now for a few weeks and settling in quite nicely! After looking around the neighboring hedgerows/fences/gardens etc I’ve spotted a couple of nest sites.
One is definitely being used by House Sparrows, its in a hole in the eaves of the house opposite our back garden and there is constant activity going on – good job there is now a new food source for them ready for the chicks!
Picture quality is a bit poor due to the fact they were taken through slatted blinds, trying not to appear too suspicious pointing a camera at what could be mistaken for the bedroom window!
The next site is the house next door to the one above that looks like it had a Swallows or House martins nest under the eaves. You never know they may return to build a new nest!
The 3rd site is our house that we put up at the side of our ivy covered shed. We know it’s a Robin nest box but in fairness we weren’t to know there are no Robins in the neighbourhood! I’m hoping that maybe a Wren or Dunnock may use it, I know I’m being overly optimistic but again you just never know!
We’re also thinking of securing the empty coconut shell deep in the hedge for the Wren, not sure if it is a bit too open for it but something may use it.
Watch this space!