Phil entering the hide. P & D Blatcher
It was an incredibly dry summer and North Pond was reduced to a small puddle by September. It was still drawing in birds though, even whist we were building the hide, with a Dunlin dropping in and multiple Grey Wagtails. Since then we’ve had a bit more rain and have recorded Teal, Shoveler and Mallard, with more to come hopefully.
I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone involved with the work party and a thank you to Mike Penny who kindly provided the architectural drawings for the hide which gave us something to aim for. The work party was, as ever, really good fun and it's amazing how much you can achieve with the hands of six brilliant volunteers and one excellent cook!