At Swanwick with the volunteers today, where tasks were to put in a new gate for the education team to access one of the grazed fields without having to wade through knee-deep mud and trimming tree regrowth beside Ben’s Lake.
It is always good to get a task that can be done in the day from start to finish, although we will need to go back and fit the wire to the posts once the ground has settled.
Although it was quite warm in the morning it cooled a bit later, certainly it is much more spring-like than a couple of weeks ago. As we worked we could hear singing whitethroat, chiffchaff and blackcap the and flying overhead were several swallow. The plants are slowly catching up, but much of the sallow is only just flowering.
As I went back to the Education Centre a party of 8 house martin were feeding over the trees by Centre Lake.
It will be interesting to see what Farlington has to offer tomorrow.