Starting from number eleven there are five new photographs on…

August 27, 2009 in webcams by MrFarmer

Starting from number eleven there are five new photographs on the Photo Page.

Three photographs of the work being done on the Stream bank.

Black Squirrel finding his nuts in mid winter BETTY CANADA

Our snowdrops do really come up in the snow, from our garden Feb.09 BETTY CANADA

I have put 3 photographs of the work being done on the Stream to stop the erosion. You may be able to work out the problem we have. The baskets that you can see are a metre high, a metre wide and two metres long. The are six baskets on the bottom row covering just over twelve metres and two on the top row. They are now filled with over 34 tonne of stone. The baskets will hold the bank from falling any further in the spot where the problem is the greatest. Through the rest of the length of the stream, about ninety metres there are over three hundred 2.4 metre post that are going to be driven into the stream bed. Behind the posts a very strong metal netting will be placed behind them. This will stop any more erosion. To hide the structure Willow will be planted. The Willow roots will bind all of the soil to give the bank strength.

The Swans are still getting on well together and the injured Swan is still looking well. The new Swan is not in quite the good condition as our Swans are. It is probably because our Swans where hatched at the Wildlife Park and were free as near as they would have been in the Wild and would have eaten naturally. The new Swan came from a small Wildfowl breeding centre and would have been fed a certain times through the day. He will soon change.