Make Do and Mend !

Friday, January 27th 2017

The past couple of days the outdoor temperature has struggled to get above freezing, the wind chill making it considerably colder, but still our volunteers came in well wrapped up ready for the various tasks we had in store for the day. Jenny, below, filled the hoppers.

 

John and Stuart fixed the trailer punctures

While Keith repaired owl boxes….

... from the previous day jaunt replacing the damaged and lost owl boxes around the reserve. It is important that all the owl/kestral boxes are in good repair for the coming season as the last thing we want is a box falling from a tree with juvenile birds occupying  them!

Please note that we run an Adopt-a-Box scheme which enables us to purchase materials to ensure these boxes are in good order, it is a great gift for someone if not for yourself! Follow this link for details https://www.foxglovecovert.org.uk/support-us/adopt-a-box-scheme/

Jonathan and Jackie repaired the wooden steps near the Hazel Avenue…..

as well as replacing some lost and damaged small bird nesting boxes.


Today the bitter chill continued, ....

....again coating flora and fauna

Numerous Redpolls fed on the nyger feeders and the spill below. The large numbers visiting the reserve encouraged us to put a few mist nets up in the garden to ring this hungry bunch before releasing them so they could continue feeding on the seed we put out for them.

Thank you to all the volunteers for braving the elements.


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