Busy Time for RAF Halton Conservation Team

Dave Short from RAF Halton’s Mechanical Transport Section has been busy again with conservation on the Station.

With his team of assistants he has sited 40 nesting boxes around the Station in the last week. There are another 35 to 40 boxes yet to be put up over the next two weekends. These will be at Perch Meadow Wood next to the canal, the area at the sewer works and the woodland next to the Officer’s Mess, with two more Kestrel boxes to be put up.

Dave said: “Once these have been put up I will approach the Station Warrant Officer with a view to getting help from some recruits to assist with the siting of over 100 dormice tubes, another protected species that we have. These tubes will then give us a greater idea as to where we then site dormice boxes.”

He continued: “Newcomers to the Conservation Committee are Sgt Russ Barber (MPGS) and Emily Haddock who previously worked in the Station Safety Health and Environment office here at Halton,who are both training to be British Trust Ornithologist bird ringers. I am also currently training Ann Collier, Deputy SSHE, to be a Great Crested Newt surveyor.