For some reason I couldn’t get the photos to go in the order Before and After – but you get the idea. The bottom photo is the Before I’m pleased to say! After the winter rains the main culvert at Swanwick Lakes (at the left of the photos) was well and truly blocked. After 20 hours of continuous pumping we could eventually see what we were doing to clear it. Many thanks to Excel Pumps for the lend of the machine.
A few sighting from Farlington Marshes today: swift, spoonbill, wheatear, yellow wagtail, whimbrel, garganey, little tern – very nice.