Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Kingfisher Hide.

Our old Kingfisher Hide is going to be replaced this winter and work has already started on the site. One tree has been felled and one pollarded to make room for the new hide and allow us safe access for the work.

I have made a video all about it. It's not perfect - very amateur - but it tells the story.

Usually, I just plonk my camera down somewhere and go it alone, but this time our work experience lad, Edwin Aldred, from Huntingdonshire Regional College, gave me a hand with the gear while Susan Larter pressed the buttons. We had a lot of sound problems due to passing trains which I have tried to filter out.

All the main facts are in the video. The new Kingfisher Hide will look a lot like our new Cobham Hide, which is just off the Tarmac road, opposite Rory's Wood. Once the hide is finished we will build a boardwalk for people to get there in wheelchairs and buggies but that will probably have to wait until the nesting season is over next year.

The work is being paid for by the Friends of Paxton Pits Nature Reserve and carried out by our own staff and volunteers.