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Sunday 22nd March

In the last blogs we have commented on the lack of ducks on the ponds, but over the last week a pair of Goldeneye have been seen on one of the small pond and the long pond, they are very shy and easily spooked, see attached photo.
Also on the long pond a pair of Oystercatches were spotted enjoying the morning sun.
Brent Geese are not very often seen at this end of the island but a flock of 40 were swimming past the launching ramp at Earnsy Bay, yesterday.
We took advantage of the dry spell and put out one of the portable moth traps overnight, and were very surprised to catch 15 moths, especially with the cold night, 13 were Hebrew Character, see photo.

Bob and Bri

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Wednesday 4th March

We have seen Skylarks for the first time this year and today one was sat on a fence post have a good twitter, without even having an account.
After some trees were cut down in Feb 2017, smaller pieces were mulched and the larger sections laid on top and now there are some very nice Turkeytail fungi growing, see photos to easily see where the name originated.

Bob and Bri

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Sunday 1st March

Except for the activity around the feeder area it is still very quiet on the reserve, lots of mud and water. Hoping for a bit more nourishment, Brian has moved the cattle from the southern pen to north of the last gate.
Have attached a few shots taken over the last week.

Bob and Bri