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Spring is in the Air

Thursday, April 2nd 2015

Today was a glorious sunny day at Foxglove and there were signs of life everywhere you looked. Chiffchaff could be heard around the reserve and Buzzards circled overhead.

Toads were calling and could be spotted in large numbers as you walked through the scrapes.

One of the Greylag Geese that have been resident on the reserve for the last few weeks has made a nest on an island in the scrapes. With the sun beating down this afternoon she moved off her nest slightly and three large eggs could be clearly seen.

This morning we resized the tree guards on the orchard trees to give them more space to grow.

During the afternoon we strimmed and cleared the new growth from the Sedge Warbler patch in time for their nesting season. We would like to thank John who helped us with these tasks as well as repairing some Rabbit damage to our paths.

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