Friday, July 04, 2008

4th of July

A quick early morning tickle on my own (well, not that early!)

A few more Reed Warblers from the 'crescent'; another female from 2004 was at least 6 years old.

Several birds over the net including Moorhen, Green W/pecker and the local Blackcaps. Two young Kingfishers sat noisily in the willows alongside the nets, being fed by one parent bird.

A Willow Warbler shuffled through the coppiced willow along the main lakeside (haven't caught a single one yet this year). Great watching the terns fishing with the brilliant sun behind me. E.

Monday, June 30, 2008

BTCV in the Park!

BTCV were in the park today (30/o6/o8). We had two jobs to do - reconstructing 2 of the fishing swims along the spit (I hope the birders appreciate them too!) and reconstructing the weir at the leat pool.

The water begins to trickle over.

Slowly creeping over.

Over, just.

A nice even flow.

Some finishing touches to do on Thursday when BTCV will next be in the park. Couple of finishing touches to the fishing swims on Thursday too (before the eagle eyed among you comment about them).

Several Kingfishers around (2 seen flying past at the leat pool & 1 in the Willows on the finger lake).