In south Notts and north Leics it would seem that most species in big boxes are having a fairly good year. However, this is not the case everywhere and in east Lincs, for example, it has been a poor season. To date Jim has ringed 94 Barn Owl pulli and the average brood size seems to be about 3. Furthermore, so far there has only been one definite nest failure. Kestrels seem to have averaged 4 and Jim has now ringed 71 pulli.
Jim has now embarked on his month of seabird madness and we look forward to hearing about his adventures on the Shiants and on Sule in about September, once he has returned and slept for about a month. Best of luck up there!