Many Hands Make Light Work

Tuesday, April 23rd 2019

Once again, Team Tuesday achieved the main job for the day before coffee time! They re-organised and tidied the main bird seed store. This was a mammoth task but thanks to so many helpers the building is now absolutely pristeen and there is not a single seed on the floor! 

Other work completed today included strimming and mowing of key areas…

...painting discs to go out on the wetland as points of reference for birdwatchers…

...and adding a well needed splash of paint to the feeders in the back garden.

Boardwalk was repaired and net rides were mown too. All in all, a productive day. Gerry and Ian even squeezed in a bit of retail therapy with the purchase (or rather part exchange) of a brand new, shiny lawnmower! Boys and their toys!

Thankfully, rain is forecast for the coming days and this will no doubt lead to a sudden growth of grass all over the reserve. Finally, Spigot Mere is now complete. The spurs or spits have now been lowered to match the height of the small island in the middle to make it even more attractive to waders. A truly inviting habitat!


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