Sunday, April 01, 2012

Volunteer task Sunday 1st April

This mornings notable birds:

22 Blackcaps; 21 Chiffchaffs, 21 Sand Martins, 23 Robins, pair of SpHawks displaying over SE corner. Grey Wagtail giving alarm call on the Cardington Weir sluice  Little egret and 12 Teal on Fenlake per DK 

After a quick walk around Fingers with DK it was off to the Visitor Centre for the monthly volunteer day. Today's task was to repair the bank erosion in the Duck Feeding area in the north west corner of the main lake. This involved putting Willow Spilings in front of the eroded sections of the bank and then back filling to grab back the areas previously washed away. We had a good turnout of volunteers so we managed to get most of the work done in this area although we did run out of materials to complete the Willow Spilings at the far end.

Expecting another overcast and cold day we were all pleasantly surprised as the clear blue sky and warm sunshine made for a great day working outside, a bit of a difference from the previous month.

Well done to everyone who helped out, a job well done, and thanks to the rangers for the copious tea and biscuits.
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