John Thompson from eco north visited the reserve on Thursday for a quick review. They are the commercial arm of the Northumberland Wildlife Trust. He reviewed my 3 year plan and was happy with that, so good news there. He even volunteered to help, good man.
We had our first bird ringing session on Wednesday. Nothing spectacular paid a visit but we did have 8 visitors to the mist nets. 2 wrens, 3 blue tits, 2 chiff chaff, a great tit. We also had a large dragonfly, bit tricky to ring!!!
Thanks to David Noble-Rollin for the education on bird ringing. A lot more to learn before I can do it, as David tells me it would take 4-5 years to be fully trained.
This is my very first blog so be kind. Having just acquired 10 acres of marsh, reed bed and mixed plantation this blog is a diary of how it will be turned into a nature reserve, step by step, over the next 5 years and beyond.
The intention is to post the highs and lows of this journey, probably with more pictures than words.
Happy to take any advice from the ‘experts’ out there as I am a complete novice ( on both blogging and nature reserves!)