Hello,

Welcome to another installment from the warden team.

Last week the North Norfolk Coast was transformed into a winter wonderland which scuppered a lot of our plans. Fortunately, the snow vanished at the beginning of the week and we were able to get back out on the reserve for some effective habitat management work.

Snettisham in the Snow

The significant snowfall isn’t helping to reduce the water levels so the entire reserve remains considerable wet with water pouring into all the ditches from the surrounding fields!

The main task this week has been completing year three of Titchwell’s woodland management plan. The woodland management plan has been developed to diversify the structure of the woodland which is generally all one age and very top heavy. With RSPB Nene Washes still flooded we were joined by their wardens for one day this week to assist with the work, this allowed us to complete the work in half the time it usually takes.

Woodland management work at Titchwell

Jim and Ryan have spent a day working at Snettisham this week, repairing steps and cutting back bramble in front of the hides and along the paths with out new hedgecutter. Whilst they have been working there I have had a working at home day, catching with our Beach Nesting Bird project and continuing to work on the Freshwater Habitats Project. 

That is it for this week. 

Take Care

Lizzie

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