Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Let Loose Your Nesting Instinct

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Let Loose Your Nesting Instinct

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A council is backing a national campaign to provide nest boxes for garden birds.

Since National Nest Box Week was launched 10 years ago it is estimated that there are now six million boxes in gardens across the UK.

A 'make-your-own-nestbox' event is being organised by Gateshead Council's countryside team on Saturday to help people to build boxes in readiness for the British Trust for Ornithology's National Nest Box Week in March.

At a cost of pounds 3, participants will be shown how to build their own nest box which they will be able to take home.

There will also be the chance to accompany the council's resident bird expert on a visit to a new bird hide at Lamesley Pastures Nature Reserve.

Peter Bell from the councils council's countryside team said: "A growing shortage of nest sites in Britain is something which is causing wildlife experts and ornithologists real concern.

"Many of the traditional holes in trees and houses which garden birds use are disappearing ( perhaps due to recent increased interest in home and garden improvements. …

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