It is a month since the last update, so I thought I would outline the progress that has been made on this exciting habitat creation project that will be good for our special wildlife and good for our visitors. There has been a lot of work to establish the project on the ground, with a haul route created, including temporary roadway over the boggy bits, reptile fencing, signage, temporary gateways. The first (above) of thirty new ponds and scrapes has been finished at the west end of the farm. A large area of shingle ridge has been stripped of overlying soil that resulted from years of arable farming. The large borrow pits near the river are being filled in to prepare for the large scale saltmarsh re-creation planned for next spring. Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for September 11th, 2010
Highlights this morning included a Firecrest, 14 Long-tailed Tit and 10+ Chiffchaff in the scrub around the hide, from the hide 74 Shoveler, 18 Teal, 22 Gadwall, Green Sandpiper, Peregrine and 300 Lapwing. At the viewpoint 2 Whinchat were perched along the nearby fence, Marsh Harrier and kingfisher showed well from the viewing platform.