Yesterday some may have noticed that workmen were strimming and cutting back shrubs around the bridge at Raw Nook NR which leads onto Toad Holes Beck. Well today I had a conversation with one of the workmen. He told me that the bridge is have it’s 3 year safety survey and that all looks well apart from a re-paint.
Talking of cutting back shrubs Peter Gurney and his team from the YWT will be coppicing the wooded area in the middle of the meadow.
So if anyone sees people with chainsaws in Raw Nook NR the shrubs and trees are not been cut down but merely coppiced.
The over-wintering Coots are still doing well at TH Beck with eleven on the large pond this morning. Also showing well at the site were a party of 5 Bullfinches.