Bawdsey Wild Life

Installation of Bird and Bat Boxes at Bawdsey Quay

The boxes

On Friday 26th February, a party of stalwart volunteers installed 34 bird and bat boxes at the amenity area site at Bawdsey Quay, overseen by Andrew Excell of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust. The boxes were individually sponsored by local people and by organisations within the village including Bawdsey Primary School, Bawdsey Bird Club, Bawdsey Market, Bawdsey Radar and the Village Hall and Recreation Ground Committee. Each box is clearly numbered and its location is shown on the maps: Bird box map Bat box map. The sponsors are listed below.

The volunteers were joined by four pupils from Bawdsey Primary School who were shown by Andrew how to encourage birds into the boxes by putting dried leaves and moss in the bottom. Two additional owl boxes will shortly be installed. It is hoped to see all the boxes being inhabited in the coming season. All profits will go towards the project to build a new visitors' centre on the site.

Children from Bawdsey School prepare the boxes

Peter Wain installing box No 2

Enquiries about this project: contact Peter Wain (pwain3113@gmail.com)


Bird Box Allocation

1

T&J Osmanski

H

2

Bawdsey Bird Club

H

3

Bawdsey Bird Club

H

4

B&J Johnson

O

5

L&G Mark

O

6

J&R Webb

H

7

M&P Wain

H

8

R&P Saunders

H

9

G&M Turner

O

10

G&V Smith

O

11

Sara & Sarah

O

12

D Clouting

H

13

D Baker

H

14

Rachael Marlow

H

15

Kaye Mason

H

16

S&B Foster

H

17

Bawdsey Market

H

18

Village Hall & RC

Tree Creeper

19

Bawdsey Bird Club

Tawny Owl Box

20

Bawdsey Primary School

Little Owl Box

O = Open fronted. Suitable for Robins, Spotted Flycatchers and Pied Wagtails.

H = Suitable for a different small birds including Blue, Coal, Great and Marsh Tits, Tree Sparrows, Nuthatches and Wrens.

Bat Box Allocation

1. B & J Johnson

2. Bawdsey Radar Trust

3. G & V Smith

4. D Clouting

5. M & J Dovey

6. R Stoodley

7. P Veacey

8. J & J Mercer

9. J & J Mercer

10. J & J Mercer

11. J & J Mercer

12. J & J Mercer

13. S & B Foster

14. J & R Webb

15. Bawdsey Radar Trust

Bird Box Allocation

1. T&J Osmanski H

2. Bawdsey Bird Club H

3. Bawdsey Bird Club H

4. B&J Johnson O

5. L&G Mark O

6. J&R Webb H

7. M&P Wain H

8. R&P Saunders H

9. G&M Turner O

10. G&V Smith O

11. Sara & Sarah O

12. D Clouting H

13. D Baker H

14. Rachael Marlow H

15. Kaye Mason H

16. S&B Foster H

17 Bawdsey Market H

18. Village Hall & RC Tree Creeper

19. Bawdsey Bird Club Tawny Owl Box

20. Bawdsey Primary School Little Owl Box

O = Open fronted. Suitable for Robins, Spotted Flycatchers and Pied Wagtails.

H = Suitable for a different small birds including Blue, Coal, Great and Marsh Tits, Tree Sparrows, Nuthatches and Wrens.

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