The usual peace below the Kerry Ridgeway was temporarily shattered by the sound of many hammers hammering as around 20 people spent a couple of hours on a Saturday afternoon constructing enough nestboxes to provide the equivalent of a decent-sized bird housing estate.
The materials, tools and instruction were provided by Paul Roughley, with around half the boxes made going to his projects supporting local birdlife.
The workshop was kindly hosted by Huw Prole (our Treasurer) and his family – their barn provided the perfect surroundings – with further refreshments for the workers supplied by Sandy and Mary.
The speed of construction improved rapidly as people became more familiar with the construction method, leading to 40 boxes being made in all, with even a couple of owl boxes thrown in for good measure.
All in all, a very enjoyable and worthwhile event. We look forward to reporting later in the year as to what species of occupants the nest-boxes attract.