Friday, 22 March 2013

A Pheasant poses

Pheasant, Phasianus colchicus
On Wednesday we had another work party at Heyshott. On the way back a herd of 13 Fallow Deer stood in a field and watched us, then dashed off. The winter work parties are nearly over and in another week I will be searching for butterflies again provided dry weather returns. This morning we had a work party at Rewell Wood where I joined Nigel and Neil and we moved piles of brush further into the wood by the wide rides to provide more territory for the Duke and Pearl Bordered Fritillaries to move into. By the time we had finished at 2pm the rain had started so no side trip to Arundel WWT on the way home.
Neil attempting to remove Excalibur
The challenge still awaits a champion

The yew half removed
These have to be removed as they are poisonous to the cattle which will be grazing the area as part of the reserve management.
it's on its way
its gone
Fallow Deer, Dama dama
Mike the woodman
Arundel WWT:
Black-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus ridibundus

Pheasant, Phasianus colchicus
Egyptian Goose, Alopochen aegyptiacus
Barrow's Goldeneye, Bucephala islandica
Water Rail, Rallus aquaticus
The Water Rail was feeding again in the same place as Tuesday. Unfortunately it was overcast.
Water Rail with worm

Bracket fungus
Rewell work party:
Neil working
Nigel, our working chairman
tidy piles after moving the brush
the ride

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