Bird Sightings

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Some birds are not uncommon in other parts of the country or around our coasts, but may be in Buckinghamshire.  If you want to see just how scarce a particular species is then take a look at the Bucks List.

Little Marlow Tern Rafts 2017

The existing rafts were looking rather sorry for themselves after the bad weather of the last winter.  Some were leaning over at an angle and they had all broken away from their position and were close to the west bank.

On Saturday 15th April a group of club members retrieved the rafts, carried out some refurbishments and relaunched them back out onto the lake.  They are now positioned fairly close to where they were last summer which proved to be very successful.

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Kevin Holt, John Barnes and Andy Radford working on one of the old rafts. The underside of raft on the right waiting for new barrels.

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John Bowman arriving with more barrels in tow.

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The finished rafts. Looking well used but ready for action!

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Chief boatman Mick McQuaid towing the rafts out with a helping push from Andy.

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The rafts in place and Mick dropping the anchors. With ten Terns present today it should not be too long before they start breeding.