RSPB has just sent me this;
Just seen your blog. Many apologies for the confusion. To clarify, 24 nests were monitored in total and 19 were successful. Hope that clears things up.
That’s what I guessed but there is no reason for RSPB to apologise, it is Natural England which has sent out an ambiguous and inaccurate figure. Perhaps they’d like to correct it quickly. Natural NoMates England has quite a history of having to correct things – I’ll post a new example later today.[registration_form]