Finished Lake

Friday, April 8th 2011

The lake is completely full again now and looked very tranquil in the evening sun.  Both Greylag Geese and Moorhen are nesting on the tiny island! There is still a bridge to be constructed at the head of the lake to connect up the paths on either side. Here is the view from the new bridge location.

Lake in April 2011

and the view from the wheelchair friendly hide...

Lake full again

A small hide was re-built at the lower end of the wetland today.

Moving a hide

After much hammering, measuring and adjusting by the 'Thursday Volunteers' the hide was complete! Here is the roof about to be installed. This hide was hardly used in its old place and now looks over the lower pools on the wetland. These ponds are out of sight of the main tower hide and it will be great to watch the wildlife on them from the 're-cycled' shelter!

View from little hide

Out on the moorland the first Swallow and Wheatear of the year were seen. A Merlin was spotted flying over the reserve for the first time and a Green Woodpecker was heard by the lake.

U3A Northallerton enjoyed a tour of the reserve and students from Askham Bryan continued to work in the new plantation. All of this support from visiting groups, college students and volunteers is greatly valued.


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