A Quiet Friday

Friday, June 24th 2016

Today was very quiet at Foxglove. During the week we are usually busy working with the volunteers, or with school groups or running some kind of event. Today however, there was none of these. With many of our regulars currently up at Cape Wrath in Scotland on their annual seabird ringing trip, it was even quieter than usual. We have heard from these colleagues up North in a few short messages. Not many details, but enough to make those of us at home slightly jealous…

Yesterday’s report: Got here ok, Warm and Sunny, Curlews ringed en route.

And today’s report: Rain, Porpoise and Otter!

Here are a couple of pictures from two years ago to give you an idea of where they are.

Back at Foxglove, Colin, one of our volunteers and Joe our work experience student got to work filling up the bird feeders. We also did a number of Friday jobs, including uninteresting but essential tasks like emptying the bins and restocking supplies. This also involves feeding our creatures in the field centre- the Tadpoles, the Bees and the ever hungry Ermine Moth Caterpillars, which although very small are constantly on the move and quite comical to watch.

We finished the day with a walk round the reserve to see what needs to be done next week. Particular thanks go to our excellent work experience student Joe who has been with us all week but leaves us today. His politeness and willingness was exceptional!


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