Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Monday, 18 February 2008

Reserve Manager's report

Walking around the Reserve today in the glorious February sunshine, I counted 23 species of bird. I won't name them all, but the more interesting sightings were as follows.

Water Rail feeding at the water's edge
Grey Wagtail - on main bridge
Pair of Coots in 'courting' mode
Small flock of Siskins in the Alder trees in the 'Sanctuary'
Long-tailed tits on birdfeeder

Woodpeckers were heard but not seen.

Several small fish were seen in the main lake.

On the flora side:
Snowdrops, Sweet Violets, Marsh Marigolds and Daffodils are in bloom
Hazel and Alder trees have catkins