Monday, June 04, 2012

Bank Holiday Weekend

Typical Bank Holiday weather, wet and cold. Not much to write home about on Saturday, just the usual suspects. The male Cuckoo was ever present and there were good numbers of Hirundines and Swifts over the main lake.

The Sunday volunteer task was to refurbish some of the fishing swims on the south side of the main lake. The weather was even worse than Saturday and it put a dent in the volunteer numbers with just 4 people but Nicky soon had us hard at work. We had to strip down some reclaimed timber before we headed around to the fishing swims. We managed to complete one swim by lunch time and with after a short break we headed back to the yard to prepare some more timber for next time, there being insufficient time for us to complete another swim.

Hopefully there will be better weather and turnout for the next task on Sunday 1st July. Meet at the Visitor Centre at 9am.

Again the male Cuckoo was ever present, moving between the Finger lakes area and the Visitor Centre. Excellent numbers of Swifts were present throughout the day, at least 200 being a conservative estimate.