Cracking couple of days at work.
Yesterday I visited one of our reserves near Kings Lynn to look at some management work that needs doing for a rare clubmoss. It turns out to be the only site in Norfolk where it occurs. The site also turned up some rare inverts today.
Today was an exciting day...its was breach day. We all arrived at 7am to watch the final bucket loads of clay come out of the east bank to complete the breach. The work was planed to correspond with neap tides to avoid any problems with high water. Progress was swift and the hole was completed by early afternoon. A good job as despite the low tide, 5.2m AOD was still high enough to allow water onto the brackish marsh. Although Rob and I were very excited (high fives all round), the contractors and other staff didn't seem to get it! Role on the end of the month when the tides will be over 2.5m higher! 3 spoonbill and buzzard over provided a little distraction.