We are well into the nesting season now and we should always be mindful of the risks of nesting birds on active sites. Initial surveys will have been carried out before work activity starts but daily checks will also need to be taken to check for nesting activities and nesting birds as work progresses.
Our Toolbox Talk: Nest Identification – Is it a common buzzard? (TT/79) provides useful information on identification and is supported by the Guidance Note: Finding and Protecting Raptor Nests in Woodlands (GN/73). The Guidance Note gives information on searching for raptor nests, confirming if nests are active and how and when to proceed with forest operations.
These documents can be downloaded from our Contractor Portal on the Tilhill Website: www.tilhill.com/contractors.