The first Sunday of the month is always a volunteer task day at Blashford Lakes and today was no exception. The job today was patching up potholes, that are appearing like super massive black-holes, in the entrance track to the centre. Twelve of us got stuck in and made good progress filling in the larger holes at the south of the track. We’ll have to do another session to complete the task in the not too distant future. Thank you to all the volunteers that helped, you’re all legends!
The weather was superb today but I think the warm conditions made the wildlife a little lethargic as there wasn’t much out of the ordinary. The great white egret was reported from both the Mockbeggar silt ponds and Ivy Lake at similar times, so it is possible that there maybe two birds around. A water rail was heard in the Mockbeggar silt pond reeds and it was very pleasing to see groups of lapwing, wigeon and starlings by Ibsley Water, feeding on the areas strimmed by the Lower Test volunteers last Thursday.