Thursday 9th October

The swan numbers are now up to 15 including the resident pair, which are normally found on the fishing pond, all the others are usually on the long pond.
One pair are usually at the top end of the pond, one has a number H6P, which we know was tagged on Ormsgill reservoir in August 2011, the remainder are normally at the south end, and two numbers are 4CVS and 4BTC. All are Blue rings with White writing, see photos.
Brian has cut the fields, first time for three years, lets hope it encourages more variety of flowers next year.
One of the owl boxes was removed, to be replaced due to it’s poor condition, contained three eggs. The last time it was checked, before the camera stopped working, was 27th Sept last year. This is the second time Barn Owls have abandoned the nest.

Bob and Bri