Monday, 18 July 2011

Blooming Island

The Swans Island is in full bloom with an abundance of wild flowers and what we would describe as weeds ! The nettles are 4 feet tall - compliments of the weather conditions this summer, however this is not all bad news for the wildlife. The seeds from these plants will provide feeding for a host of small birds, it also provides good cover for the ducks and future nesting material for the Swans - they too are in full bloom! Last year I saw the Goldfinches take advantage of this natural food supply on the island. Nice to see a clean harbour for a change, for I gave it a clean out on the south side which was followed by one of our local councillors doing the north side ! Being a seaside holiday town, this should be done weekly without me having to keep prompting the authorities !

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