Where is it? How disappointing!

Wednesday, September 7th 2016

It’s been another lovely day here at Foxglove: The sun’s been shining, we’ve been working on water levels again, the dragonflies have been hawking over the water, the birds have been busy on the feeders (as I write the feeder outside the window has two greenfinch, a blue tit and a goldfinch), moths have been caught and recorded and the water voles have been out and about.

We’ve recently been setting the live-feed camera on the wetland to focus in on the water vole feeding platform visible from the wetland hide, so wetland water voles can also be observed in the Field Centre. This is particularly good for families with noisy children as it significantly increases their chances of seeing a water vole! I was on my way out this morning with a fresh apple for the wetland feeding platform when we spotted a water vole on the screens. It visited the empty feeding platform, swam around it and visited it again, to again find a (presumably) disappointing lack of apple. It seems that I was not sufficiently punctual with their apple this morning!

However, there were plenty more sightings throughout the day and the screen now shows that today’s apple on the wetland feeding platform is nearly gone. We also got a good sighting of a water vole on one of the platforms on The Scrapes, when we had a camera with us! See our youtube page for a short video: https://www.youtube.com/user/FoxgloveCovert

We’re also still preparing for the car boot sale at Bedale. If you have things you would like to donate then there are only two days left to drop them off with us (tomorrow and Friday)! Otherwise, come along to Bedale on Saturday between 6.30am and 2.00pm and buy!


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