A decent turnout of 5 members saw all of the advertised tasks completed, with the exception of cleaning out the west ditch, which somehow got forgotten about. Some additional tasks were completed, including raking old vegetation off the drier part of the marshy area (C6a) and pruning the big Buddleia. A small willow was coppiced and suitable cuttings used to form the framework of the short ‘fedge’ which is under construction on the corner of the bank in front of the Hide Pond.
Amongst all this activity, four of the butterfly transect team held a pre-season session to refresh their memories on the finer points of procedure and on the survey route round the reserve, and to admire the conservation work carried out over the winter.
- Thursday 23rd June
Kingfisher, Common Tern, 3 Oystercatcher, single Mute Swan
- Wednesday 22nd June
Snipe, Skylark, Common Tern, 270 Greylag Geese, Little Owl, Reed Warbler, 50 Canada Geese
- Tuesday 21st June
Kingfisher, Great Black-backed Gull, Reed Warbler, Common Gull, 2 Curlew, Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler
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