Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Round up of recent events.

Chelmarsh Bird Ringers came and spent a morning at the bird hide ringing birds, it was pretty successful, the catch included 1 Robin, 21 Blue Tit, 3 Coal Tit, 9 Great Tit, 3 Marsh Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. All the birds seemed to be in good condition with colourful plumage and good fat reserves which is hardly surprising considering the amount of food they are getting through!
Other birds seen recently include, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Redwing, Fieldfare, Nuthatch, Buzzard and Raven.

Woodland management work has been continuing with felling, winching and stacking of timber taking place. We have now finished thinning the area near Harley Bank which can be seen if you walk the 'Jenny Wind' route from the Much Wenlock National Trust car park. We have thinned it quite hard, removing most of the non-native Larch trees and some of the native species such as Ash and Birch. This has opened up some lovely views as well as allowing in more light to aid natural regeneration.

Shropshire and Staffordshire National Trust Conservation Volunteers (ssntcv) were back at Wenlock Edge on Sunday, cutting and burning scrub in an area of Limestone grassland. As ever they got loads of work done whilst having fun and eating cake! Pretty impressive stuff!

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