Emily joins RAF Halton Conservation Team

  |  Published: Mar 30th 2016
Emily siting a small open fronted nest box for Robins, hidden deep inside a Leylandii tree near to the Dental Centre.
Emily siting a small open fronted nest box for Robins, hidden deep inside a Leylandii tree near to the Dental Centre.

Emily Haddock was head of Health & Safety in the Station, Safety Health and Environment Agency until October last year and during that time became a trainee bird ringer under the guidance of Dave Short from the MT Section. Recently Emily has been assisting Dave with putting up nesting boxes around the Station. Dave said: “It’s been a busy time of year but can I just remind all the conservation site readers who may have a nesting box up in their gardens that now is the time to start watching these boxes as blue and great tits are now surveying them for the breeding season. If the bird decides that it likes the box, then over the next six weeks they will start building their nests and laying eggs, with chicks hatching around the end of April beginning of May.

"May I also remind everyone that it is illegal to disturb the birds or the nest once it has been started and also to handle any eggs or chicks as doing this could cause the bird to desert the nest. If anybody wants help or advise then they can email me on daveshort57@outlook.com .“

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