New Natterjack pond success

Twelve new ponds/scrapes were created earlier this year, with the dry spell, six have dried out but four are still holding plenty of water and one of them has approximately a 1000 tadpoles. This is really a good start, as the pond is well away from previous sightings and if they reach maturity, they should start to halt the decline in the population.

Often racing pigeons get separated from the flock and when the become tired will land to recuperate. One pigeon did that this morning and was on the main path into the reserve, but a Meadow Pipit considered it a threat and attempted to move it on, but the poor old pigeon was to tired to care.