I’m just back after a fun and productive day at Moor Green Lakes, where Chris, Tony, John, Alan and Adam Bates gave both of the tern nesting rafts a spruce up. The rafts work well as a floating nest platform away from predators such as mink, but over the last few years weeds have obscured the chicks.
Arriving on site we found an unexpected problem for our mild winter, half the lake was frozen over, so our mighty 8ft boat became the smallest ice-breaker in history. Each raft was towed back where we employed rails, rollers and brute force to push them ashore. The muddy weedy gravel was replaced with new clean gravel and the transparent side panels washed down. Also we added ramps that Roger made so the newly fledged chicks can get out easier. Thanks to everyone for all their hard work getting both tern rafts restored and back on Colebrook Lake North.