Net Rides and Heath

Tuesday, April 18th 2017

With this Spring sun we were able to get on with a few Spring-like jobs.

With checking the various net rides ready for the coming season, it was obvious that we needed to cut back some of the excessive growth to prevent it impeding the mist nets we would be putting up in the near future.

We also checked the various poles and guy ropes to ensure a smoother operation when we have a bird ringing day. The various net rides were checked for any nesting birds before we started to clear the dense top growth of willow.

The removed willow was taken to the heath where a stretch of dead hedge was being resurrected; instead of a dead hedge it had the appearance of a brash pile and needed an overhaul.

We followed up with the usual tidying up of paths.

The Mallard duck that is nestled down amongst the Primroses has finally hatched her ducklings...

....with 11 counted.

Thank you again to all the volunteers who did the bulk of the hard work today.


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