Bank Holiday Monday

Monday, May 30th 2016

Today was different to many Mondays. Being a bank holiday the working day was 10am until 4pm so it started later than normal. It also started with a difference. It was the first day at Foxglove for Jennifer, our new Senior Reserve Manager. The day was spent teaching Jennifer some of the ways in which the reserve operates. By lunch time, the desk based work was starting to seem somewhat dull so we headed out onto the reserve to do something more interesting.

At this time of year there are endless nest boxes to be checked and chicks to be ringed. We started with some of the big boxes, checking one of our nests of Tawny Owls.

One of the chicks was ringed, but the other two were still too small so we will return for them in a few days time. Afterwards, we did some Jackdaw chicks which were getting quite big. Some visiting families were able to see how the ringing process is done, learn about the birds and understand how important it is to ensure the birds are safe at all times.

We finished with some of the smaller nest boxes; Blue Tits and Great Tits.

Things are happening so fast at Foxglove at this time of year- the trees are all in leaf and new flowers are emerging daily.  Its worth visiting regularly to keep up with the changes through the season.


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