Just my k9 companion for company today and what a lovely dry bright day it was. A very productive day fitting metal plates on the front of my small nest boxes. This will deter Grey Squirrels and Greater Spotted Woodpeckers from gaining access to the nest box. Very much needed especially during breeding season when a large percentage of my nest boxes will be occupied with tiny little eggs and chicks.
I've also numbered each nest box in order to help me when monitoring during the breeding season. I will have over 700 small nest boxes on Llanover estate by the end of March and with 10 Barn Owl, 6 Tawny Owl and 4 Little Owl nest boxes, also, it keeps me very busy.