Village invites the birds

Warter Primary School - pupils with some of the bird boxes given to them by Robert Fuller
Warter Primary School - pupils with some of the bird boxes given to them by Robert Fuller

BIRDS should be flocking to set up home in Warter village this spring thanks to a donation of over 100 nest boxes from local artist Robert Fuller.

Robert has worked hard over the years to help preserve a variety of Wolds wildlife, recently turning his attentions to building nest boxes for the barn owl population, which was virtually wiped out by two harsh winters in a row.

He visited the children of Warter Primary School armed with 112 nest boxes - enough to give one to every family and one for each school class.

Robert spoke to the children about how they can help their local bird population flourish, as well as answering their questions about the boxes, and headteacher Ann Wilson said that the project had enthused the children.

“They were all really excited about getting home and putting their boxes up,” she said.

“It is really good for the children and it is going to be a great project for us to keep an eye on and monitor.

“We will talk about it in class and feed the information back to Robert and are really pleased to be involved in a project like this.”