Waders on the Wetland

Monday, April 8th 2019

It is only a few weeks after the re-profiling of the main wetland was completed and already many species of waders are investigating the wet margins of this special habitat. 

So far, Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Curlew, Snipe, Mallard, Greylag Geese and Moorhen have been observed with almost a new species being spotted a day! Black-headed gull and Redshank were added to the list today.

Some Friends of Foxglove enjoyed a guided walk this afternoon followed by tea and cake. Thank you to Elizabeth for organising and leading this and to the supporters who came to learn about recent developments. Their walk took in the newly thinned plantation, the recently sown Heather paddocks and the new wetland scrape. Taurus and Lark were slightly disappointed that the group had no hay! They are losing their winter hair now and so look a little shabby but will soon have their glossy summer coats.

Kate has been busy again making Easter goodies for the shop. All proceeds of these sales will go directly to the creation of Spigot Mere, the new wetland scrape.


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