Tag Archives: wild birds

Ooh – Something New…

I have rehashed the menu bar above to include a couple of new activities. Spotting and recording wildflowers, and the same with bug life. There is a brilliant smartphone app called Seek that makes identifying things easy and fun, and … Continue reading

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Reschedule

Waiting for the metal plates to go on the front of the nesting boxes around The Bear pub. They have been despatched but no sign of them so we had to reschedule. The plates have a 28mm hole and the … Continue reading

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Thank You Patrons

Our generous Patrons are making a lot happen on the path at the moment. The big things are the new bird nesting boxes, the new bird feeders and food for the feeders, the stain for the benches, wildflower seeds that … Continue reading

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Benches part 1

This week and next is all about the benches. We stained six so far and next week we will tighten up the joints on the picnic-style ones and give them another coat on the top surfaces. We also put down … Continue reading

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Last workday until further notice…

Just managed to catch up with my emails and Sustrans are asking for no volunteering that involves social interaction. We can do stuff on an individual basis, but not together. Dave, Marcus and Paul made it this week and we … Continue reading

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Furry Friends!!

Our furry friends are back… Or did they ever actually leave? Cannot help but go, “aah, cute…” but when we are getting through a bucket of fat-balls every other week, maybe the novelty wears a bit thin. Great use of … Continue reading

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Bat Boxes

Marcus, Mike, Aaron and myself got the bat boxes up. A bit of research and we found out that the entrance to the chamber needs to be 15 to 20 mm wide, so we closed this up a bit. We … Continue reading

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Bird and Bat Boxes

Our good friend, Andrew, made us some more bird boxes and bat boxes. Thank-you, Andrew. Aaron, Mick and myself got the bird boxes up around a nice clearing south of the bird-feeder area. Two are directly on the path, and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Bird Feeder Area

The bird feeder area is working again. Marcus and myself got the new squirrel-proof steel poles in, which was quite some feat… I recycled part of the old wooden posts to make a top from which to hang the feeders. … Continue reading

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