Thursday, 5 July 2018

Heatwave Continues

The exceptional weather continues, and no doubt will be remembered as one of the best summers ever. Hard to believe the beast from the East was not long ago, and we will all be talking drought pretty soon no doubt !
I for one am enjoying the warmth, and the scent of honeysuckle in the cool evening air.

The river birds are chilling out in a decreasing water supply as river level records are broken.

The latest count of the seasons ducklings on the lower river comes to 41 surviving so far. With more to come before the summer is over, I think this will be a bumper year for our Mallards. 

Plentiful river weed means well fed Swans, with the Trust providing the vitamin supplement.

Ever mindful of the environment, Trust Secretary Morag removes a plastic Space hopper toy thrown into the river by 2 schoolboys on the first day of the School holidays !! 

Penny has moulted and Duke is in tip top condition, happy with his new position as top bird on the river.

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