Nice Weather for Ducks (and Moorhen)!

Thursday, February 23rd 2012

Five moths of three different species were caught in the Robinson trap last night. Satellite, Pale Brindled Beauty and Chestnut (pictured below).

Chestnut

Two specimen trees, gifted by Colonel MD Blacklock, last Commanding Officer of The Royal Scots Greys, were planted close to the head of the lake (in the pouring rain)!

Rainy day

Elizabeth planted an Oak tree that she has kindly donated in memory of her parents.

Specimen Oak

Tree surgery continued along Risedale Beck which is running brown due to the heavy rainfall.

Tree Works

Finally, the hard work has paid off and the first Moorhen this year was caught and ringed on the wetland, in one of the traps installed by the ringing team members last weekend.

Moorhen


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