Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll

Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll

Coue's Arctic Redpoll

Coue's Arctic Redpoll

Lapland Bunting

Lapland Bunting

Sanderling

Sanderling

Purple Sandpiper

Purple Sandpiper

Short-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl

Waxwing

Waxwing

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Spotted Flycatcher Nest Box Project

As there has been no decent light to photograph anything of late, thought I would let you know about the project my local bird club "The Waveney Bird Club" have embarked upon. As you may know or not know of the decline of the Spotted Flycatcher, numbers have fallen drastically over the past 3 decades by 87%, so our local club under the guidance of Steve Piotrowsky........yes the author of The Birds of Suffolk have coordinated with the Churches of South Norfolk and North Suffolk along with Hollesley Bay prison, to manufacture over 130 nest boxes to be erected in the churchyards in and around the Waveney valley.
   I am personally very fortunate to have them nest in my garden, but for many birders in East Anglia they are a distant memory and remain a difficult bird to see, please visit the website waveneybirdclub.com  for the whole story, I have added some images from my garden last year, they really are fantastic little characters.


A pair of Flycatchers!

Who ate all the flies??


3 comments:

  1. Nice to have them in your garden Jon, good luck with the nest box project, the Spot Fly certainly needs a bit of help at the moment.

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  2. Cracking blog and look forward to following

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