Writtle News

Kestrel nesting box installed at Writtle College

March 2014

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Writtle College has joined forces with the Essex Birdwatching Society and local birder Steve Baines to help local birdlife.

One species which has suffered recently is the Kestrel and Steve joined College lecturer Alan Roscoe to install the first Kestrel nesting box on the College estate.

“Compared to our Barn Owl boxes, these are tiny, but it is good to have an expert like Steve come along and help us out,” said Alan.

The College is looking to improve the habitats around its farm and the College’s farm manager, Katie Evans, added: “There is no reason why farms cannot be commercially successful and have thriving wildlife at the same time so we are happy to support this initiative.”

Photo: Tina Phillips