North Bank Willow Clearance 18-07-17

Southern Water Volunteers 18-07-17

Southern Water Volunteers day – a team from Southern Water helped at our Tuesday Work Session.

The Friends are very grateful to a team of Southern Water volunteers who turned up to assist some of our regular volunteers on a project to start clearing Willow from the waterside edge on North Bank opposite the viewing area. We are increasing the open waterside edge areas to benefit wetland birds and to improve the vegetation. The team worked hard and did an excellent job. A noticeable impact has been made already – bearing in mind that all the cutting was done with hand tools. Further work will be carried out by our regular volunteers in the next few weeks to complete the cutting and clearing tasks. Thank you again to the Southern Water Volunteers. The photos show the SW volunteers during a break (by Tom Ryan) and the improvement in the shore area on the North Bank (by Bob Johnson)

We are often asked for advice on walks around the reservoir. Please see HERE for details and maps of walks around Weir Wood from Fancy Free Walks. We hope it may be helpful but we do not take any responsibility for the information.

We keep a list of all birds and their counts for Weir Wood. We thought you might be interested and entertained by a summary of the running list. We include feral and hybrid birds for the purposes of some national data collections. To see the current list please click HERE.

The latest newsletter was sent out, both by email and by post, this week. If you have not received your copy in the next few days please contact Tom Howard-Jones email: Please let me know if you are willing to receive your newsletter by email rather than post. This will save us time and costs. Many thanks. 22nd June 2017.

23-03-17 Osprey seen at about 9;30 am – watched for 10 minutes – Brendan Lanigan at the Fishery.

25-03-17 2 Ospreys watched over the reservoir at 18:20 – Janet Wilkinson.

27-03-17 Osprey reported at Dam End late morning.

01-05-17 Osprey headed North over Dam (09:30).

04-05-17 Osprey flying NE at Dam End (about noon).

08-05-17 Osprey at Dam End in morning.

31-05-17 Osprey reported at Dam End.

If you are a member of the Friends of Weir Wood Society, your subscriptions are due from 1st January for 2017. We are most grateful for all your support and we look forward to its continuation. You will be receiving a reminder with your next newsletter. Please add any extra donations that you can – you will be giving valuable assistance to the important work of your Society. The fee is still held at £3 per person. If you joined since 1st October 2016 your fee will cover 2017 as well. You can also get a renewal form by clicking HERE.
Thank you again and all best wishes for the New Year.