Could the Jackdaws take up residence?

Sadly, my barn owls have not returned, but I have had stock doves, great tit, nuthatch and now jackdaws take a look! I am a big fan of jackdaws… they are charismatic, animated, likeable rogues of the corvid family and I love their rather gangster-type appearance and swagger.

I would like to be able to follow the nesting story of a jackdaw family and these two were interested this morning. The male (I presume) appeared to offer the female a piece of wood as nesting material, whilst posturing in the box. This wood was then moved around and ‘tried’ in various positions in the box.

Interesting to watch…. they are also checking out some of my other boxes, so hopefully we will have a family in at least one of them!