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Kestrels, Coppicing and Currachs

Thursday, December 6th 2012

The Kestrel that was seen in the back garden was photographed through the glass by Elizabeth and if you look closely you can see what it is eating!

Kestrel in garden

From the markings on the head it is clear that it is a female.

Kestrel

Volunteers continued to work on the willow coppice, this area is looking very different to how it looked last week.

Coppicing willow

Not all of the willow stems are being put on the fire. The good straight ones are being put to one side for the Foxglove Bogders. A future project may be to construct a currach from the wood. A currach is a type of stream lined rowing boat as shown below.

Currach a

This is one that Dave made earlier!

Currach b

If anyone would like to know more about this please get in touch with the Reserve Managers or check out the events section for dates of the next bodger's meet.

Currach c


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