This hide has increased in popularity over the last couple of years, particularly since the Little Owls took up residence in a nest box there. Work started on an extension to the hide in June. Once completed this will provide considerably more seating for birdwatchers and photographers.
Lapwings have nested successfully on Tim’s Field in the past and at least four pairs did so again this year. A total of 9 juveniles have been seen on the Wet Grassland and Duck Marsh including 2 very young chicks seen and one photographed by Andrew Thompson at the end of the Willow Path on 8th July.
Just like last year 3 juvenile Kestrels have fledged from the east facing Barn Owl box in the compound. Last year the three birds were first seen together on 10th July. This year’s juveniles appeared for the first time on the ledge of the box on 5th July.
It’s great to be able to announce the award of £3176 from the Co-op Community Fund initiative.
A really big thank you goes to the Co-op Community Fund and to all those shoppers at our 3 local branches who chose Rodley Nature Reserve Trust as their good cause.
Yet a further example of the terrific support we receive from our local community.