A day spent supervising some tree surgeons saw me standing around the visitor trail more than usual. Over the course of the day I saw dipper, grey wagtail, bullfinch and green woodpecker. However, the highlight had to of been a female goosander which few within feet of me as I looked over the river bank as it just happened to be flying past.
A really smashing day. The weather was great and we had a good turn out. The day started well with a red kite and two bullfinches as we got out of the car at the top end of the Trusssler trail. We then set to work putting in a new bench dedicated to the memory of a previous volunteer, Mike Humphreys. After that was installed we made full use of the bench as we had lunch and admired the view. However, the view would have been better still, if it were not for a few small trees and so in the afternoon we coppiced these and then cleared the undergrowth from the large glade in readiness for next spring.