Sunday, 8 July 2018

Sandwich Terns at Brownsea island Dorset. Thurs 5th July 18.




We spent a great day on Brownsea island in Poole harbour, Dorset on Thursday.

It was all about Terns really as the Sandwich and Commons were actively feeding young.

It was also an eye opener to see the variety of fish being brought to the chicks which included sand eels, squid and what I guess to be sprats.

There seemed to be plenty of fish available to feed the 160 pairs of Sandwich terns on the little islands in the lagoon. That was encouraging!











Thursday, 5 July 2018

Cornwall Beaver Project 4th July 2018

Beaver kit

I was lucky to be invited to the Cornwall Beaver Project at Ladock near Truro yesterday and delighted to get some photos.

Initially cynical about re-introducing European Beavers back into Cornwall after a gap of about 1000 years I think I've been won around by the professionalism of the project and those involved.

Seeing what the animals have done in a small Cornish valley and how it has slowed down the water run off is impressive.

Looking forward to the future now with the beaver becoming a part of the Cornish fauna!

Also a couple of videos taken when it became too dark to take stills!!


Beaver kit eating. Cornwall Beaver Project 4th July 2018.

 

Adult beaver feeding in virtual darkness. Cornwall Beaver Project. 4.7.18


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