Newts are thriving

We were thrilled today at the Home Reserve to find that last years' Common Newt population continues to thrive and increase - in spite of the heronry in the tree-tops above!


Pictured is another of these lovely creatures, which we found whilst on a minor maintenance day today.


The reserve is brimming with all wildlife at present; the heronry is now onto it's 2nd brood of chicks - the first brood having now flown the nest and living independently in the wild. The treetops are full of both wood pigeons and jackdaws, with a few juvenile magpies and jays thrown into the mix. Down at ground level are plenty of robins, wrens, finches and tits. With a pair of treecreepers and a greater spotted woodpecker also seen on occasion. Alas no cuckoos noted this year.


Nigel

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