Monday, 19 April 2010

Any ideas on this UFO hanging in a tree?

After an extremely difficult weekend at work and out of work, we went for a "clear your head walk" to the hide at Middlebere. On the way down the lane I spied this contraption made out of a fruit juice carton, covered in black and the bottom opened to let something in, as you can see in the second picture.
I can't think what it is so would welcome any thoughts!
Also heard the first Cuckoo of the year and saw plenty of swallows. The Osprey is back but not in it's usual place yesterday so we haven't seen it yet. Also saw some Goldfinches and Bullfinches, the Chaffinches were singing beautifully. The ponies were wandering around the car when we got back, one of them licked the car...perhaps he likes the taste of volcanic dust and sulphur!

6 comments:

Kath said...

I have something similar in one of my trees, which contains bamboo off cuts, which make a winter home for beneficial insects. Do tell us if you find out :)

Happyone :-) said...

Looks like some kind of a trap. Maybe for squirrels.

Catsngrams said...

No idea as to what that is. Lovely pictures though.

Von said...

Bat box?

Goosey said...

Thanks for your ideas, it didn't have anything inside it at all that I could see.
I'm very confused by it!

Quicksilvercountry said...

Hi goosey, it looks like a dormouse box.... or somethign similar... difficult to tell and it's not in a very well protected area... very interesting though. thanks for getting in touch