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The Broad-bodied Chaser

Wednesday, July 1st 2009

The weather has been overcast and humid today.

It has been volunteer day so we filled the hoppers with seed and started to weed the recently planted trees.

The Broad-bodied Chaser

After lunch we went onto the wetland to take photos of the Broad-bodied Chaser. This is a new species to the reserve. It is distinguished by the shorter broad body and yellow circles along its sides. It was hawking around the newly dug out reed bed alongside the boardwalk.

The Dales School were here and did a session of pond-dipping.

Yoredale Art group came to paint. In spite of the overcast conditions everyone enjoyed having a look around the reserve. Some people were interested in seeing our numerous flowers, some were bird watching. All enjoyed their visit.

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