Today was more about planning than working

We started at Berrybanks and just meandered down to Potford’s Dam and back.

There is a bit of litter and dog poo bags that have been thrown into the scrub. This needs to be cleared up and I will bring the litter picker stick on the next workday. There are a couple of fallen trees that just need to be pushed off the path, too.

The bird feeder area seems to be holding up well. There are gnaw marks on the feeders but they have not been totally destroyed like the old ones. After a bit of research, it seems that a ten foot air gap around the feeders will stop squirrels jumping onto them from nearby trees.

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The feeders were full on Monday (apart from the one fat ball I had left) and what I am trying to do is make it so they only need filling once a week. It is all a bit of trial and error at the moment but after a few months we will know how much is needed each week.

There was quite a bit of bird activity around the feeders as I approached, which was good to see.

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Everything is poised on the cusp of a big breakout. All we need is a bit of sunshine and a lot of warmth.

Next workday is Wednesday 4th April at the bird feeder clearing. 10:30 start. We will be creating space around the feeders and litter picking.

Happy Easter!

Paul

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Just trying to create a slice of wildlife and a place for people to chill out and meet new friends in this crazy world that we live in.
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