Saturday, 7 January 2012


Myself, John B, John S, Dougie & Keith got together this morning to do some repairs to a section of wooden fencing that had been damaged on the edge of Whitburn Coastal Park. Thanks to my brilliantly effective supervising the job was finished in less than an hour. And what a mighty fine job it was, too. Its amazing what a bit of hard work and enthusiasm can get you! That little job out the way, we then met up with Adrian on the Ringing mound to do a bit more thinning of the foliage up there. At the minute it looks pretty drastic but come the spring it will soon fill out again. We also planted a load more Willows in another section of the mound, and these take no time at all to establish. All in all, it was a very productive couple of hours!

Tomorrow is one of the most eagerly awaited days of the year - the 2012 South Tyneside Bird Race. Although the number of participants have been disappointing the last couple of years its still a hugely enjoyable day for those taking part. Last year my team finished 3rd, so I'm hoping to improve this time round. Although in all honesty it really doesnt matter where we come, its all about enjoying the day.

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