This was SNRG's annual checking and maintenance trip to the Pied Flycatcher nest boxes in Wales. Unfortunately, for the first time since the project began in 1993, project leader Kev Hemsley couldn't make the trip. However, Kev still organised and arranged everything as usual and Chris, Duncan, Steve and I made the trip to a snowy Wales to complete this important job.
It all went well but extra care was needed on the very slippery hillside. Squirrels seemed to have had a field day on many of the boxes and quite a lot of maintenance was needed. Hopefully this ground work has paved the way for a successful Pied Flycatcher breeding season!