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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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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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Pruning and Lopping on the Trent & Mersey Towpath

  The Mercia Marina volunteer group were very lucky to have two clear dry days, a couple of weeks apart to go along our adopted section of canal between bridge 22 and Willington. Armed with thick gloves, loppers and secateurs we … Continue reading

25. September 2012 by Jules
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Rescued Mallard Release

On the 21st July 2012 eight mallard fledglings were released into the marina. They had been rescued as small ducklings when they were only about two days old. Their mother had been killed when trying to cross them over the … Continue reading

27. July 2012 by Jules
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