Toasting a Successful Day!

Tuesday, January 24th 2017

I arrived this morning at the same time as one of our volunteers, John. He had recently spotted an unusual bird at Easby Abbey and had brought us some photos. We agree it’s an unusual bird…

We think it’s a leucistic robin! Leucism is a plumage abnormality caused by a lack of melanin pigment. If you want to find out more about plumage abnormalities or if you have seen a bird with unusual plumage and would like to report it please click here for information on the BTO’s Abnormal Plumage Survey.

The main task of the day was continuing the coppice block. The section we worked on today was a bit of a jungle in places – For this photo I’d asked John and Eddie to give me a wave!

Some hard work with a great team-spirit and lots of progress made:

Elsewhere Bryan filled our bird feeders which the birds have been emptying quickly in this cold weather, Brian re-staked some trees and gave some TLC to a bird box and Eddie and John built us a new stretch of woodchip path where previously there had only been mud.

A mid-morning treat was toast-your-own marshmallows for those who wanted them. A nostalgic treat for some and a new experience for others!

Thank you to all who helped today!


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