Sign up to our regular e-newsletter here

Monday, 27 March 2017

Barley boxes

With thanks to Exeter City Council, we installed 12 nestboxes around Barley Valley Local Nature Reserve, as part of National Nestbox Week in February, ready for the new nesting season.

Hopefully 9 blue or great tit, 2 robin and 1 spotted flycatcher families are now in the process of setting up home. Look out for a follow up event in May when we'll carry out a bit of a survey of the new nestboxes.

Thanks to everyone who joined us to help out on the day.


All about location: north-facing, tilted slightly downwards, clear flight path, 2-5m high

Barley Valley nestbox team   (photo A Slade)