Friday 8th March

It’s still wellie weather on the reserve, ponds are quickly filling up.

The local female swan (TYP) has disappeared but we think it’s mate is on his own on the fishing pond and another pair, with a blue ringed female, have been on the long pond.
Brian finally removed the last of the hay bales at the weekend and has left the cows north of the last fence.
Art Gene have replaced the hinge post of the memorial gate, with one much larger in diameter and sunk a lot deeper.
Skylarks are now being noticed but with this weather they are not doing much singing.
A Coal Tit returned to the feeders today, see hazy photos.
Bob and Bri

Saturday 2nd March

During the hot weather we had a look in a few pond for any signs of frogs and spawn, found various amounts of spawn in the ponds located just after the horse field and also could here the males calling, but further on in the reserve, could not find any signs in the checked ponds.
Also in the horse field, an Oyster Catcher was just on the other side of the wall enjoying the sun, but it had great difficulty in walking, one of the legs was severely damaged.
On the walk back along Red Ley lane, a lone Green Finch was calling, not seen any on the reserve for quite some time now.

Bob and Bri