Nest monitoring is a key part of our Small Woodland Species Nestbox Scheme. Before April, relocate any boxes as required. Check that the lids are sound & replace wires if necessary. From mid-April onwards, check your boxes to see if nest-building has started; only begin to record once it has.
The recording form and instructions can be downloaded here – Recording form Recording instructions. Please follow the instructions when filling in your record sheet. The more accurate and detailed your records are, the greater the contribution they make to conservation. It can be filled in by opening it in Word – just click on each box to start your entry; when complete it can be returned as an email attachment, or you can print it out, fill it in by hand and send it back. If you have only a few records, you can send them to Michelle Frater in a simple email.