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Monday, February 18th, 2008 | Author:

Walking around the Reserve today in the glorious February sunshine, I counted 23 species of bird. I won’t name them all, but the more interesting sightings were as follows.

Water Rail feeding at the water’s edge
Grey Wagtail – on main bridge
Pair of Coots in ‘courting’ mode
Small flock of Siskins in the Alder trees in the ‘Sanctuary’
Long-tailed tits on birdfeeder

Woodpeckers were heard but not seen.

Several small fish were seen in the main lake.

On the flora side:
Snowdrops, Sweet Violets, Marsh Marigolds and Daffodils are in bloom
Hazel and Alder trees have catkins


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Friday, January 19th, 2007 | Author:

Whilst walking around the Reserve and nearby areas to check for wind damage, two Mute swans and a Cormorant flew over the Reserve, all within seconds of each other. One Elder tree has been blown over at the Reserve, and two very large Ash trees and an Elder are down, close to the Nunnery allotments.

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