Busy day on the reserve

Wednesday, July 15th 2009

It has been a busy day on the reserve. Firstly we have taken down an old bird hide which was in the scrapes and no longer fit for purpose. You can see John, Colin and Val in the midst of the demolition.

John, Colin and Val taking down the old bird hide

We burned off the rotten wood and also the Crassula helmsii at the stone pile.

At the lake John and Ann cut out a new net ride behind the feeders on the right of the hide. You can see them here cutting a swathe through the long grasses and brambles.

John and Ann cutting the grasses and brambles

5 spot Burnet moths were seen alongside the heathland feeding on the birdsfoot trefoil.

Lots of Barn Swallows were swooping across the heath throughout the day feeding on the numerous insects.

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