Tag Archives: Birds

Time for a clean out!

Today we spent a few valuable hours in the woods removing the old nest material from our nest boxes. We also carried out some repairs so the boxes are ready for new arrivals, when the spring comes again. This year … Continue reading

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Plucking Post

(Please note: this update from the woods isn’t for the fainthearted) While out visiting nest boxes this week we came across a taste of the wilder, more ferocious side of nature. Next to the path we found the remains of … Continue reading

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The first mixed family at SDU!

While I was out ringing the rapidly growing chicks at SDU this weekend I came across something unusual, and very exciting! When I reached box 82, on the edge of the woods, I had a quick look in to ensure … Continue reading

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The breeding season is flying by!

Over the last 2 weeks things have progressed at an alarming rate in the woods. In about 18 days, the newly hatched baby birds develop from being blind, naked and helpless to alert and fully feathered strong “teenage” birds. When … Continue reading

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Hatching has begun!

The first Great Tit (musvit) chicks have hatched at SDU! This happened sometime between 29th April and 2nd May in Box 101 which is located near entrance P under the noisy corvid colony at SDU. As you can see the … Continue reading

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Barn Swallows are back!

  On the 17th of April, after visiting some nest boxes in the southern part of the woods I spotted my first Barn Swallows (landsvale) of the year flying low over the fields next to the university in Odense. As … Continue reading

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No holidays for the birds!

Many females, both Great tits and Blue tits have begun incubating eggs in the nest boxes around the woods during the Easter break. The majority of boxes appear to be occupied, with nests, and a large proportion of these have … Continue reading

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