Tag Archives: birds

Volunteer Leader Update – Plover Island

Last Sunday the Moor Green Lakes volunteers had our annual trip to Plover Island to clear vegetation and expose the shingle surface. In spite of the cold northerly wind we had a good turnout of 16 and when Jon donned … Continue reading

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Roboteers Start Your Engines

Now breeding bird season has officially come to its end we have been making plans to cut back unwanted scrub. At Moor Green Lakes Nature Reserve the banks of the lakes are prone to being taken over by bramble. This … Continue reading

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Amber Alert: Shelducks Nesting!

Two years ago, we here at Blackwater Valley set about repairing a nesting box for our local Shelduck community, an amber status bird native to the UK. Recently, we have discovered confirmation that the box has been used by the birds … Continue reading

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Nesting in the valley

We spotted a pair of long-tailed tits building a nest amongst some bramble, which we left alone to avoid disturbing them. Moss and lichen are held together by spiders silk to form a distinctive ball, which is then lined with … Continue reading

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Farnham Quarry Volunteers

A new volunteer group has been started to carry out work at Farnham Quarry, which is a 55 hectare site in need of renovation now that the quarry working is over.  The Environment Agency have put in a new river … Continue reading

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