Holt Island Friends launch bird box fundraiser

The Friends of Holt Island, in St Ives, have launched a bird box fundraiser.

The Friends of Holt Island, in St Ives, have launched a bird box fundraiser. - Credit: IAN JACKSON

The Friends of Holt Island Nature Reserve in St Ives have launched  a scheme to support wildlife.

Chairman of the group, Dan Rowe, says Blue Tits and Great Tits are already looking for nesting boxes so it has launched its annual Adopt-a-Box to support the birds.

"We have 28 bird boxes ready and waiting for new tenants - and sponsors," said Dan.

Forms can be download from the Holt Island website at: www.holtisland.org. Readers can then choose a bird box number and send a suggested £10 donation.

Anyone who takes part will then receive a certificate, a location map, a news update and, and if lockdown allows, an invitation to a socially distanced guided walk to see all the boxes and learn more about this year’s breeding season.

"You’ll get a fascinating insight into the lives of our charming birds - it’s informative, entertaining and fun - and your donation will help us fund next year’s bird food bill," explained Dan.

For more details, email:  membership@holtisland.org or call: 07802 166722.