Grebes and Trees.

Tuesday, August 9th 2016

Yesterday was a very busy day at Foxglove with some tree felling, some winching, some boating, some bird ringing and some moth trapping. The reason for this was the filming of a TV programme, so in addition to all of these activities, there was also a lot of standing around, and waiting (known in filming terms as “Hanging” apparently) and a lot of repeating things several times for the cameras. We are not allowed to release any more details of this for another couple of days but all will be revealed shortly when we are able to let you know. There will be plenty of pictures to follow. We are very grateful to everyone who made Monday such a success, both on the day itself and in the week of preparation running up to the event.

The Little Grebe family that have been living on the lake finally hatched. The "little" Little Grebe can now often be seen riding around on its parents back as they move around the lake. You can see its head sticking out from its parents feathers in this picture.

Meanwhile, the Tuesday volunteers spent the day clearing logs and brash from Monday’s antics, then moved on to tree popping through the scrapes.

This is hard work, especially when the sun is shining, but we made some good progress. There is still quite a way to go with this, but at least we can see the results of what we have been doing by the large piles of pulled vegetation. 

Thanks to everyone who helped out today.

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