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Staff from 15 Brigade

Sunday, April 25th 2010

There have been a huge number of visitors to the reserve today.

Bird ringers

There were ten bird ringers and nearly two hundred birds were caught. The highlight of the day had to be the 5 Tawny Owl chicks and two adults which were found nesting in two boxes in the plantation. This is good news for the owls and also for our Adopt-a-box scheme. Tawny Owls had a bad year last year and the amount of nests this year is very promising. You can see Emma, Sue and Martin holding chicks which are aproximately two weeks old.

Also this morning we had a group of 6 staff from 15 Brigade led by Lt. Col. Whitmore. They came to volunteer for the morning and did a huge amount of work clearing some dead gorse from the top of the moorland. The sun was shining although there were a few spots of rain. Everyone was working so hard they hardly noticed!

Whilst up on the moorland visitors heard the 'drumming' of Snipe which were seen swooping through the air, a sign that they are probably nesting there.

All that, and lots of visitors enjoying the Spring air. It's been a busy weekend here at Foxglove!

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