New homes will keep birds warm and safe
VOLUNTEERS spent hours building bird boxes to be placed around the town.
It’s the first step in the Macclesfield Big Bird Box Build, organised by members of the Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers, whose aim is to provide a welcoming environment for birdlife.
Youngsters of all ages helped create a range of different designs of bird box to suit different species at the event at Lyme Green Retail Park.
group leader, said: “We have had a fantastic morning and have completed nearly 50 different bird boxes.
“In the next few weeks the team will be putting up the boxes at sites across Macclesfield.
“The project has been so successful that we expect to be adding more boxes and new sites in the coming months.
“Experts will be helping us to monitor breeding success and the findings will be published on the Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers website.”
The project is supported by a local nature conservation partnership that includes The RSPB Macclesfield Local Group and Cheshire Wildlife Trust.
So far the Wildlife Explorer group has raised more than £500 for bird box kit materials and tools.
The completed boxes will then be installed at green spaces across the Macclesfield area including Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s Danes Moss Nature Reserve on the outskirts of the town.
For more go to macclesfieldrspb.org.uk.
●● Grace Podmore, Sarah Podmore and Emilia Podmore preparing to make bird food
●● The team with their collection of completed nest boxes – different types for different species
●● Cheshire East Ranger Martin James helps Minnie Bamford
●● Natasha James, Kirstie Boyd, Dyllan Szostokowicz and Imogen Strickland
●● Minnie Bamford with her box
●● Volunteers in action