So this morning, Veronika Brannovic (GWT eastern valleys living landscape manager), Richard Poole (WW site manager) and myself met up on what was a rather damp trip around the North end of Llandegfedd to assess the state of the nest boxes. Having done our survey, we're going away knowing exactly what needs to be done to restore the nest boxes on site. The boxes were put up once upon a time as part of a Tree Sparrow project as Llandegfedd does have 1 nesting record of Tree Sparrows. Safe to say though that the boxes are very unlikely to get Tree Sparrows in the declining state they are in (the tree sparrows and the boxes that is) but that doesn't mean we should abandon that initial project. This work will hopefully be the first positive step between Welsh Water and GWT to create a thriving reserve for both wildlife and people.
Below is a picture taken today of what is left of our old Bird ringing hut. Something that will hopefully be the centre of conservation in Gwent again one day.
Below is the biggest pile of Badger poo I've ever seen, next to the largest badger hole that I've ever seen! Lol