60m x 4m of reed cleared to create a corridor across the reed bed. Speaking with my reed bed experts they recommend to increase your ‘edge’ you add corridors. The wildlife tend to feed along the edge so I will be adding another couple of corridors at so stage. It also allows us to do some bird ringing across the reed bed and lets me check the health of the reed bed right across it.
I’ve just submitted a pre planning form to see if my scrapes need planning. Let’s hope they can give me a answer quickly!
David Noble-Rollin and I did our second session of bird ringing today. Up at 6am 😴(I’m not a morning person). It decided to ☔️ for the first 2hrs then the sun came out, better late than never.
2 blue tits
2 black birds
2 long tailed tits
Fate has dealt me a lucky break! ITV have just completed filming an episode of Vera (the detective series) on the farm that I live on. As part of the set used for the episode was a large shed. I had discussions with the Art Director for the series and he has agreed to donate the shed to the reserve. Great news as its a large shed much bigger than the one I had planned on my limited budget.
This is the shed prior to dressing, I’m not allowed to publish a picture of the finished set due to image rights issues. It has just been dismantled and I will now relocate it to the reserve and hopefully put it back together.
Big thanks to ITV and particularly Philip for making this happen.