Yesterday I was down at Linacre with 3 other members of Sorby Breck Ringing Group to have another check on the nestboxes. We had a three hour session, and ringed 88 new pulli (young birds in the nest), made up of 26 Great Tits and 62 Blue Tits. This brings us to a total of 124 pulli so far this year (90 Blue Tits and 34 Great Tits). Unfortunately, there were a few nests that had failed, probably because of the cool, windy conditions we've been experiencing this month.
The Blackbird nest we found was still present, and still contained 5 warm eggs, so hopefully it will continue to develop over the next week or so.
There are still 16 active nests in the boxes, so another return trip is definately on the cards. All the data from these nests will be added to the BTO's Nest Record Scheme.