The Black bird chicks in our tractor are continuing to grow rapidly with the increase in insects flying in this hot weather. the breeze today is very welcome for them and us; sitting under a metal engine cover cannot have been pleasant yesterday!
After clearing some more of the rubbish the pools of water along the river bank are settling nicely!
The water levels in the reed beds are significantly lower than normal for this time of the year, up to 24" in some places! This means a lot of the normal nesting areas are unusable however there are still suitable habitats in other areas for the bitterns, bearded tits and hopefully cranes!
Reserves Manager at the Kingfishers Bridge wetland creation project in Cambridgeshire.