|Heavily Cropped Marsh Harrier!|
In relation to Brandon we suffered another setback last week in our efforts to reduce the current water levels, particularly on East Marsh Pool, when more heavy rain plunged the River Avon back into flood and thus scuppered our earlier attempts.
Notwithstanding the sluices are once again operating to capacity and with a forecast of a short dry spell we live in hope! Reports on Saturday of both Ringed Plover and Oystercatcher means that it's even more critical to retrieve Willow Island form its current watery grave as these species are yearly breeders to Brandon.
|Tree Sparrows at the Marina|
|Goldfinch - Quick, He's Coming!!|
The marina has had the usual selection of birds on the feeders, including good numbers of Reed Bunting, and good numbers of greedy Goldfinches too, who continue to eat me out of house and home! I defy anybody to tell me that House Sparrows aren't making a comeback in rural areas with a count of 33 at one stage. I was a little worried that our Tree Sparrow population may be ousted by the rowdy Housies but they appear to be living in complete harmony.
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