|Nick steadies the ladder for Stefan.|
In 2011 we were very late with the placing of boxes at Etwall, but still had a very satisfactory rate of occupation.
We would expect that many more young birds will survive in boxes than they would in open nests up in the trees, since they are safe from predators until they fledge.
|While Stefan attaches Box G to a suitable tree.|
I have had a report from John and Sue Huskins, who have volunteered to monitor the boxes for us, that by 3.30pm today, so not long after we left, blue tits were investigating boxes D and I.
They must have been watching us putting up the boxes.