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The Future

Treecreepers have taken advantage of some specially designed boxes which have been placed around the woodland proving that it is not just the tit species that are looking for homes.

The immediate problem in habitat such as the young conifer sections and poplar stands at the centre is that there are relatively few natural nest sites. The provision of nestboxes can be of great benefit to birds and mammals until the trees reach maturity.

A sponsored winter feeding station for birds would be advantageous similar stations have been recorded as being responsible for sustaining resident flocks of tree sparrows which under normal consitions live on grass and weed seeds which are ever scarce due to agrochemicals, weedkillers and a general lack of rough pasture land.

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