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A Day at the Lake

Wednesday, December 4th 2013

Several new features have been planned to improve the lake, both for wildlife and birdwatchers alike.  The first of these involves a fallen tree laid out across the water to act as a perch for water birds.  A nearby tree was selected and felled this morning.

Once carefully wheeled along the boardwalk, Adam, Tony and Adam dragged the tree to the shore ready for it to be manoeuvred into place next week.  Repairs were also made to the Duck Raft which had broken loose from one of its moorings earlier this month.

During the afternoon Tony and Adam donned wellies and waders as they installed a group of three posts into the top section of the lake.  Tony helped by lining things up and keeping a firm hold of the safety rope – the silt at the bottom is at least a few feet deep in places!

By the time the sun was setting the last of the posts were in place and all were glad to be returning to terra firma.  It is hoped that these will improve the experience for visitors at the lake by providing birds with a range of perches easily seen from the hides.

First post going in!

Thank you everyone who has helped out today both outside and inside where displays have been changed and moths identified.


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