The Manton Bay chicks, keen not to be outdone by their Site B counterparts, have been showing us they too are getting ready to test out their wings.
Elsewhere… it’s been all go across both Lyndon and Egleton Nature Reserves today as we’ve been taking part in the Bioblitz – a 24 hour attempt to record as many species of wildlife as possible.
Proceedings started at 7pm yesterday evening with bat walks, moth trapping, amphibian seeking, badger watching and fishing. After a quick forty winks we set off first thing this morning, at a very foggy 6am, on a Dawn Osprey Cruise. 5R obligingly flew past the boat on his way back to Manton Bay, albeit empty handed.
As well as numerous surveys done by our merry band of volunteers there have also been a number of guided walks taking place across the reserves covering everything from grasses and trees to small mammals and bumblebees. We are currently (Saturday 3.45pm) on 553 species; once everything is tallied up we’re hoping to hit the 1000 mark!