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.