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Nesting Boxes in Selsdon Wood
The FSW have installed a number of nesting boxes for birds and bats over the years - for details see the listing file above. Five bird boxes were installed in 2012 and in 2015/6 we added more bird boxes and one bat box, which had been made for us by Jim Dunning. The locations are shown in the above map and some of the boxes are shown below. SInce all boxes are close to paths there is an opportunity for people to watch birds going in and out when they are in use. Boxes also provide roosting places for birds and for young birds that survive somewhere to hide from bad weather and from adult birds.
This is the box shown in the Birds gallery on the Fauna page with Blue Tits nesting.
All the boxes in Middle Gorse are of the same design with side opening.
One of a number of old boxes round the reserve, most of which are rotten and probably unusable. They were sponsored by the RSPB and installed in the early 80s.
This is why we usually reinforce the entrance hole with a metal plate when creating the boxes but it cannot stop the type of attack that has happened here.