Boxing Clever – Bird and Bat boxes in Linn Park LNR
This amazing citizen science project has continued to grow with over 60 boxes now installed in the park covering a range of species including blue tits/great tits, treecreepers, dippers and spotted flycatchers. We also have 20 Bat Boxes. Instead of monitoring boxes using ladders to look inside the boxes we now use endoscope cameras which link to smart phones which can capture images. To help with the extensive monitoring programme we’ve trained a team of 10 volunteers who collect data that is submitted to the BTO Nest Record Scheme. We can’t thank these volunteers enough!