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Some Good News

Tuesday, November 10th 2020

Two more rescued owls were brought to the reserve this morning to be ringed before their release back into the wild.  Another Tawny owl…

...and a beautiful Barn owl.

There aren't many opportunities to see both species up close and side by side!

They will be released back into their natural habitats over the next few days when the weather is suitable. There was further good news for the Foxglove team as the final strimming task of the year was completed too. A large glade which is managed for Sedge Warblers was last on the list this year as the flowers have only just finished flowering. Here is the 'before' photograph.

It was hard work raking up the cuttings.

These were removed from the area in order to reduce the nutrients going back into the soil which will benefit the wildflowers.

The 'after' photo shows what a neat job was made.

Other work carried out included boardwalk repairs, sign painting, re-staking of trees that the Hebridean sheep had knocked over and clearing around these Juniper trees that had become engulfed in scrub!

All in all, an interesting and productive day on the reserve, thank you to all involved!

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