'Badger's Patch' is the area of countryside on a radius of the author's home town. It includes the Stort Valley and its tributaries as well as several nature reserves and sites of natural history interest. The area is also covered by the Bishops Stortford Natural History Society- hence bsnhsdiary!
Tuesday, 12 May 2015
New tern raft launched.
Tuesday 12thMay a new Tern raft arrived at Hatfield Forest Lake
having been driven down from Huddersfield.
raft is unloaded and bolted together. It is made of fibreglass with built in
polystyrene floats and sides which do not allow access by Mink, ducks and geese.
is then manhandled into the water.
mixture of the shingle and gravel is loaded onto the raft. ‘Shelter tunnels’ for
the chicks will be added later when it is on site.
a solution is found to getting one of the helpers back onto dry land!
raft will be moored near to the existing raft to allow the Terns to acclimatise
before the old raft, which is falling to pieces is removed.