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Monday, January 28, 2008

28th January

Work is currently going on to extend and deepen the wetland area. To hopefully prevent it from leaking it is being lined with puddled clay. The existing area was not lined and has a slow leak. It also evaporates very quickly because of its shallow depth. Two Kingfisher banks have had new fronts put on them. The extension will allow members of the public to view some of the water from the gate by area 25. In the four years it has been there it has attracted Green Sandpiper, Jack Snipe, Common Snipe and Woodcock.

Kingfisher: A bird was seen flying across the lake and perching in a tree by the Holme.
Siskin: Possibly up to 6 birds present in area 24 and 26.
Redwing: Several birds were heard flying over in the early morning mist.
Ring-necked Parakeet: Two birds were seen around the park.
Great spotted Woodpecker: pairs were seen chasing each other in areas 1, 24 and 29, drumming was also heard and seen.

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