A Quiet Friday

Friday, April 28th 2017

Today was a quiet day at Foxglove. Quiet days are rather nice because they do not happen very often and at the end of the day we feel we have moved forward and made some good progress with ticking things off our list of things to do. On busy days we sometimes get to the end of the day feeling as if we have more things to do than when we started.

Firstly, Colin came in to fill the bird feeders. We then planted some kindly donated plants in the garden at the field centre. Hopefully these will provide an additional food source for our bees once they have become established.

Later, we completed the work on the bird ringing net rides, preparing them for the summer ringing season. First the net poles are installed. Where possible, the same holes in the ground as last year are used as the nets fit them perfectly, although sometimes finding the original holes can be tricky. In these cases, we had to put the net itself up to work out where they should be. The guy lines are then checked and any old/damaged ones replaced.

Once the poles are in place, we need to look along the net line to see if there are any overhanging branches that will obstruct the nets once they are up.

At this time of year we are no longer doing any coppicing or felling of trees as the birds are now nest building and this would disturb them. As the net rides are maintained in good condition only small twigs and branches need to be pruned off.

The new bench, constructed yesterday is now in our picnic spot near the field centre. All it needs now is for you to come and use it!

Thanks to Colin for filling the feeders today.


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