Summer News

Tuesday, June 11th 2013

The Horticultural Project from MIND, Darlington are the latest group to enjoy a visit to Foxglove. The group spent a full day at the reserve and found a leech whilst pond-dipping!

Horticultural Project

Volunteers have been hard at work all day improving the reserve in many ways. Tasks for the Tuesday team included strimming, pruning, installing boardwalk and helping to ring the chicks in the small nest boxes on the site.

The bird ringers have also been very busy. Out on the training area over 100 chicks were ringed in the nest yesterday including 65 Pied Flycatchers, 9 Kestrel and 8 Nuthatch.  Kestrel numbers locally are on a downward spiral  though.  Also addled eggs seem to be much more prevalent this year across the spectrum: Tawny Owls, Kestrel, Peregrines, Redstart and Pied Flycatchers to name but a few.

Thank you everyone for your continued support.

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