Tuesday, 18 October 2011


Low water levels and warm temperatures have encouraged prolific weed growth in the main reservoir, more so than in recent years. This has resulted  in thousands of waterfowl using the floating beds of weed to feed and rest on. Tufted Duck and Wigeon make up the bulk of the birds. A Balloon took off nearby on saturday afternoon and flushed every single waterfowl in the western half of the reservoir. Aerial disturbance from people with too much money is getting worse by the day.