Today myself and other members of the Low Moor & Oakenshaw Conservation Group gathered at 10.00 for our monthly workday. We have a water overflow problem at Toad Holes Beck as a drainage channel is blocked which causes one of the footpaths to become flooded. Also a team was going to be picking litter from around the site.
However myself and young Freddie who I am working with on a ‘ Winter Wildfowl survey at TH Beck for his bronze D of E award met at 09.15. At the middle pond Freddie found the pair of Gadwall which are intermittent at the site, but whilst we were watching them the Water Rail I found on the 12/12 appeared giving Freddie his first ever view of this secretive bird.
But 10.00 soon came round and it was time to get stuck into some work!
Work start to clear the channel
One of the litter teams….but sadly over 5 bags of litter was collected…
So we would respectfully ask all residents and visitors to the area not to drop their litter. Thank you.