Making Bird Boxes

On 15th March, families and friends assembled pre-prepared kits for 20 tree sparrows nest boxes.

Starting young--  Lucy and Poppy made and took two boxes home for their gardens

Starting young– Lucy and Poppy made and took home two boxes for their gardens

With a hole size of 28mm, the boxes are designed for use by Tree Sparrows.

The Tree Sparrow isbird boxes 2 (FILEminimizer) one of our many farmland birds that have declined in numbers by up to 95% since 1970 because of changes in farming practices. Others include Lapwing, Grey Partridge and Skylark. Modern farming methods have caused degradation of habitat and loss of foods for wintering adults and developing chicks.