Bird News: Ibsley Water a black-tailed godwit was the only new bird that I saw today and apart from an unattributed report of the great white egret the only thing of note.
Other News: good numbers of migrant hawker and brown hawker dragonflies around generally. A brimstone butterfly beside Mockbeggar Lake and 3 hedge rustic in the moth trap.
The volunteers made great headway with clearing the willows from the shore of Ivy Lake now that the water level is down. Normal Thursday morning weather prevailed and it was a good task all round, still lots to do, but we are getting there.
In the afternoon I moved the ponies across to Mockbeggar Lake shore as they have eaten off the grass on Ibsley Water now. Moving them now should give time for a bit of grass growth to give fresh feeding for wintering wildfowl later in the year.