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Abberton Ranger Blog – December 2017

Posted: Saturday 9th December 2017 by Abberton

Well, we got some rain! This week we passed the 1,000 tree mark of the 5,500 we are planting this winter in various hedgerows around the reservoir paths. We had extra helpers from Essex & Suffolk Water and had one day with torrential rain showers. However this will help the young trees to establish, much better than too dry. There are lots of exciting birds around at the moment on the nature reserve and reservoir. The Dartford warbler has been seen on the reserve fairly regularly, Smew, Goosander, Black-necked grebe and Slavonian grebe out on the water. The Great white egret is still around as well. Winter is a lovely time to come and have a walk around the nature reserve and visit some of the hides overlooking the reservoir, and seeing what you might spot as the days get colder.

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