A CAMERA will be installed in a nest box at a Teesdale care home next week as part of a national campaign.

The Heart of Teesdale Landscape Partnership will use the camera in a nest box at the Manor House Care Home in Barnard Castle during National Nest Box Week, on Wednesday, February 20.

A nest box for small birds such as blue tits and nuthatches has already been fitted with a camera and installed by volunteer Robin Laycock at the Manor House.

Another box is due to be placed at the Abbeyfield Corn Close Sheltered Accommodation in Barnard Castle.

Each box will be registered by the residents for the Nest Box Challenge with the British Trust for Ornithology.

Every year more than 500 volunteers take part in this scheme to find out which type of birds build the nests and to record the number of eggs and chicks.

Michele Buck, Lifestyle Coordinator of The Manor House said: “We are very pleased to get involved as community inclusion is vital in the lives of our residents.”

Other Care Homes or similar facilities located within the Partnership area who may be interested in this project are invited to get in touch.

For more information, contact Honia (CORR) Devlin on 03000-260830 or email honia.devlin@durham.gov.uk