Wildlife area pond
We started well with 4 Blackbirds retrieved from a single net on the first net round. The birds trickled through, albeit limited to just a few species and the visitors were thrilled so see them close up. The wildlife seemed particularly tame and we had visits from Woodpigeons, Robins and a Squirrel that appearEd curious as to exactly what was happening on their patch.
We managed to avoid catching any peacocks or joggers - or to photograph any birds in the hand as we were very much engaged with the public. There were lots of questions to answer and there was a lot of interest in the way nets are constructed and erected. There were a few showers but they made little difference under the thick canopy.
The refuge area is just a short walk away from beautiful gardens.
This stunning mural can be found under the covered walkway close to the cafe and environmental centre.
Totals - 7 (4)
Blackbird - 2 (2)
Wren - 1 (1)
Blackcap - 4 (0)
Great Tit - 0 (1)
Visitors - 34