Pond Partnership (SPP)
Theft of Duck Grain
this was stolen from outside the Pepper Tree
Florists on 9th January sometime between 11am
theft has been reported to the police. It’s
a disappointing start to the year but the
collection box has now been replaced. We are
very grateful to everyone who supports our
duck feeding scheme.
At the time of writing (mid-January) we have
experienced our first algal bloom of the year.
They are not very common in the winter months
as temperatures are usually too low and the
day length too short to trigger algal growth.
bloom reflects the mild temperatures and windy
conditions from late December onwards.
have a cold snap soon we may see green ice
– something that has been observed in
The arrival of a Muscovy Duck at the pond
caused some excitement in December but
it soon became apparent that this bird
had clipped wings, so it had not flown
in but been abandoned in the freezing
The bird was under weight and showed no
signs of foraging, so the RSPCA were informed
but they said they were too busy to attend.
a lady who keeps hens offered to take
it home and look after it. It’s
very unfortunate that people feel its
ok to abandon pets and livestock at the
pond. It is also illegal so please keep
vigilant, so we can try and avoid this
happening in the future.
you would like to help as a pond volunteer please
contact Alyson on Tel:634 168.
Pond levels are constantly monitored for
signs of make-up water and losses.
Parish Council have agreed to contact ERYC
about the large inlet drain at Waters Edge
(which may have a leak) and Yorkshire Water
with queries about the location of pipes