Monday, 3 May 2021

Swifts and Coed y Bont update

 5 swifts were screaming around Bont in yesterday morning's sunshine, great to see them back. I am getting some scaffolding erected soon and intend to put up a false soffit/fascia with swift nest boxes (as well as fixing the guttering!).

The nearby Coed y Bont has had the larch extracted, basically removing 50% of the upper woodland. It is a mess. I had moved the 40 nest boxes on to 'other' tree species a few years ago in anticipation. Anyway, I was pleased to hear at least 7 male pied flycatchers singing away when I checked the boxes, and some of the boxes had grass-lined nests ready. I didn't hear any wood warblers, although the site has never provided more than 2 or 3 in the past.
Coed y Bont

André Marsh