The Unit has once again been home for nesting birds. This year both the nest box in the car park and the one outside of Prof. Somogyi's office window have been occupied. The car park box has Great Tits nesting, and they have produced three chicks, and Prof. Somogyi's office box has Blue Tits, and currently has two chicks.
The wet start to the summer led to few insects, and a poor start for the chicks, and many have died. Now the warm weather is providing good conditions for growing big juicy caterpillars, and the blue tits have been observed bringing these in for for the chicks. The prospects for these two remaining chicks looks good.