Feeding the Flocks!

Wednesday, February 10th 2021

Snow has been accumulating on the reserve over the past few days and inbetween the heavy showers there have been some spectacular blue skies.

The ice on the lake is now covered with fresh snow.

At Foxglove the wildlife gets a helping hand when the weather is bad. Over 30 Mallards were gathered around the duck platform this morning waiting to be fed!

Staff have had to switch the wheelbarrow for a sledge in order to fill the bird feeders around the reserve! Keeping them topped up has been important in this cold snap as the wild birds need all the help they can get to survive the harsh conditions.

It doesn't end there as the sheep out on the wetland need some extra food too when the temperature at night time dips well below freezing. 

In spite of the bitter cold, the views are spectacular…

What a wonderful place!


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