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Norma Taylor - 2015
Swanland Pond Partnership (SPP)
News Update
Feb 2018


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Alyson

Theft of Duck Grain Collecting Box
Sadly, this was stolen from outside the Pepper Tree Florists on 9th January sometime between 11am and 1pm.

The 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.

Algal Bloom
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.

This bloom reflects the mild temperatures and windy conditions from late December onwards.

If we have a cold snap soon we may see green ice – something that has been observed in the past!

Muscovy Duck
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 weather.
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.
Fortunately, 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.

If you would like to help as a pond volunteer please contact Alyson on Tel:634 168.
THANK YOU

The pond really does need YOU! See also Pond Information Page
See also Emergency Wildlife - Contact Directory (pdf file)

Pond levels are constantly monitored for signs of make-up water and losses.

The 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 and leakages.

 

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