Here is our pond this week:
The pond seems so quiet at the moment. There is little to report, with no gulls, two Moorhens and only four Mallards.
The children went off exploring as I snapped away at the wildlife (and them):
T12 has decided to write a letter to the RSPB (with whom he has membership) to bring to their notice the damage the workers have left behind. There are bags, tyres, shoes, cans and much, much more:
It really doesn’t look too pretty at the moment:
The pond level remains the highest we’ve seen it and although it is not visible at the moment, we know from our earlier studies that there is some sort of overflow system to prevent the pond spilling over to the road:
There was a substantial amount of water:
But no wildlife to be seen, unless you include my children in that category:
We had fun wading around, checking for depth, until it was time to go home. This is a photo taken from the overflow to show you how far away it is from our pond (you can see the row of houses that are behind the pond):
Over the next few weeks (we only have 9 weeks left until our one year pond study is complete!) we will be doing a few bird studies of the birds we have seen at our pond, as well as unveiling our nature study plans for next year.