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A Cold Day

Tuesday, November 28th 2017

The overnight temperature had dropped sufficiently for ice to have formed across the road outside the entrance gate to the reserve this morning.  This barely lifted above freezing throughout the day, with a cold wind making it feel even colder.  Despite this eleven volunteers were in today and made quick work of moving the vegetation that had been pulled from the Wetlands ponds, ready for more work on the ponds this weekend.  They then continued with removal of tree tubes where necessary.  They were helped with this by pupils from the Dales School on one of their regular Tuesday visits.

At lunchtime, they were able to see a Moorhen appearing to walk on water with the ice still frozen on part of the lake just underneath where water from a rain shower had collected.  Having previously had the chance to see a male Kestrel looking for a meal from the lakeside Larches, today it was a female perched in the trees (thanks to John Andrews for both pictures).

Meanwhile, the Gorse on the Moorland continues to brave the elements with even more coming in to flower and signs of further flowers to come.  Tomorrow is the monthly Wild Flower Walk - it will be interesting to see what else is still in flower.


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