Category Archives for Species found at the Marina

Branded Wildlife Signs by Hayley Powell

Some of the islands and promontories have been set aside to allow ground nesting birds to raise their young. Hayley Powell, a boater who is an artist blacksmith, made up some brands to produce eye catching and durable signs to … Continue reading

28. April 2013 by Jules
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Bird Boxes for 2013

Michael and Rose Williams came on 27 February. It was a chilly but beautifully sunny day – just the weather for putting up a number of new bird boxes along the edge of one of the fields which belong to … Continue reading

08. March 2013 by Voyager
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The Jubilee Wood Part II

Following the sapling plantings in March 2012, the second set of saplings were put in on the 24th of February. Not the best day perhaps – the chill factor was noticeable so the Volunteers kept moving! The cherry, rowan and … Continue reading

24. February 2013 by Voyager
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Bird Feeding

The Marina’s farmland and song birds typically struggle during the cold dark months from January to April before the fields and hedgerows start to green up and there’s little food left from the previous year. David Boddy’s shrub and tree … Continue reading

22. February 2013 by Voyager
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Wetlands Bird Survey February 2013

  John Barefoot came to do the survey in February. It was a cold raw day and we wouldn’t have been surprised if the birds had been huddled up in a cosy corner somewhere. But in the event the usual … Continue reading

22. February 2013 by Voyager
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Our Oystercatchers

Through 2012, we had a pair of Oystercatchers at the Marina. They made a couple of nests in different areas and produced eggs but these were taken before hatching. It’s now February 2013 and they have just returned, so we … Continue reading

22. February 2013 by Voyager
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Wetland Birds Survey January 2013

Paul Bingham, WeBS Volunteer, came to do the monthly count and the results are in the table below. Whilst the focus is on Wetland Birds, other birds are also noted and, with several other people accompanying the walk around, the … Continue reading

14. January 2013 by Voyager
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Waxwings

Here are some photographs of the waxwings that have been visiting the marina for the third consecutive year. The pictures were taken by Rose and Mike Williams. Many thanks are sent to the mother and son team (Michael is a … Continue reading

08. January 2013 by Jules
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Mercia Bat Report 2012

In 2012, Mercia Marina invited members of the Derbyshire Bat Conservation Group to undertake surveys of bat activity. A survey of the Marina’s bat activity was done before the construction work started; a common pipistrelle was the only bat recorded … Continue reading

05. January 2013 by Voyager
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Wetland Bird Surveys

WeBS, British Trust for Ornithology partners, has been running for over 50 years and monitors waterbird populations in the UK. Counts are carried out at over 2,000 wetland sites. Counts are usually undertaken on a single day each month. Two … Continue reading

18. December 2012 by Voyager
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