Bird Nesting Season.

28th March 23013                      

Sunrise 05.51 am      Sunset: 06.38 pm

The UK bird nesting season started on March 1st and ends 31st July. It’s time to raise the  marsh water levels to attract the wading birds. The first of the south marsh sluice boards were fitted yesterday, and more are to be installed next week.

The Canada geese have already noticed that the South Pond water level is rising, and have formed a queuing. As the sluice boards were being fitted, two swans flew overhead.

We have cleared the water drainage ditch that runs from the orchid field down to the South Pond; the swans spend a lot of time swimming and grazing the weeds up and down this ditch.

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6 Comments on “Bird Nesting Season.

    • Very true, Tom. The owner of a scrapyard at the south end of the marsh accused me of making the marsh water flow up hill.

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