A dull day and high tide with few waders about in the morning. Spent a couple of hours here.
Some Teal brightened the morning feeding near the visitor centre. The Pheasants were evident released and ready to be shot anytime soon by someone who can afford to do this offensive “sport” Over 50,000,000 are released into the environment bringing disease and upsetting the wild bird food chain.
White Egrets represent a major success for nature conservation in Somerset. Kevin Anderson will tell us how these birds came to nest here in 2012, how they have been doing since, and the story behind their protection.
In The United Reform Church Hall Somerton, beginning at 7.30 pm but with Tea & Coffee available before this time. Suitable for wheelchair users/limited mobility. Members £2.50 Non Members £3.00
Another batch of signs completed. These are for Ham Wall RSPBas all birders will know. I also make ones that say ” keep your dogs on leads please” as well. (those are my favourite!)
Just need a coat of varnish to finish. Made from Oak with lettering carved deeply and filled with black paint, protected with a layer of exterior varnish. I Use a router hand guided not always as neat as I would like but looks friendlier that the stuff made commercially. More on my Pinterest folder.
Tried to get images of the dragonflies in flight, but this proved more difficult than I thought. They just dart around at such speed that this makes it difficult to even focus on the subject. But here is my first tries.