Monthly Archives: June, 2007

The Slea is higher now…

The Slea is higher now than it was on Monday and some houses have sandbags by the doors… … more rain is forecast for Tomorrow but lets hope that we dont get it very badly. I think one of the most ‘at risk’ buildings is the Leisure Centre because if the Slea overflows there it […]

Technically the Slea has burst its banks…

Technically the Slea has burst its banks as can be seen by this photo from near Quackers… … after last nights rains the River is the highest I have ever seen it and nobody I spoke to could ever remember it being this high before, I just hope it doesn’t rain again this afternoon. Most […]

I am not sure what is happening with the Dabchicks…

I am not sure what is happening with the Dabchicks ? They *seem* to be looking at a new nest site just a few yards downstream from where they were building a nest the other day. If (and its a BIG if at the moment) they are that will be a big plus for them […]

I have just emailed the Sleaford Navigation Trust…

I have just emailed the Sleaford Navigation Trust as follows… Hi, I have just read that you will soon be changing the New Street Bridge which certainly does need replacing. However today (22 June 2007) 2 Dabchicks have just started to nest within a couple of yards of the existing bridge, if work on the […]

What are they upto…

What are they upto… First some GOOD news, we have a pair of Dabchicks who are building a nest 🙂 – 🙂 – 🙂 Now for ‘What are they upto’– I saw 2 ladies in an inflatable dingy, I asked them to try and be careful because of nest sites etc, and it transpired they […]

Just a quick…

Just a quick photo today showing how big the 4 baby coots are now… Terry

I saw 2…

I saw 2 Kingfishers on the Slea which are the first for sometime 🙂 Most of the normal ‘stars’ were around, 2 of the 3 ‘teenager’ Moorhens near the LC bridge were down the weir into the old Slea, they returned later so I think they can fly now. The Coots with their little ones […]

No sign today of the…

No sign today of the Dabchick, lets hope he/she found a suitable nest site and has gone to get its mate 🙂 Here is a Dunnock (Hedge Sparrow) singing out very loudly today… I saw all the normal inhabitants except I only saw 2 teenager Moorhens who are next to the Coots, I looked for […]

YEAH…..

YEAH… Alan saw the first Dabchick on the Slea since 5th April today and here he/she is… …I also saw the Dabchick which went from the New Street bridge all the way to Cogglesford bend. I wonder if he/she is looking for a nesting site and whether he/she has a mate, perhaps all will become […]

Most of the normal stars…

Most of the normal stars were around today although I only saw 5 of the 6 baby moorhens near Quackers, but hopefully the other one was just hiding. I can confirm (as mentioned yesterday) that the Moorhens between the Mill and the bend have had another brood of at least 6 but probably 7.  I […]

That BL**DY COOT…

That bl**dy coot at Cogglesford had 3 fights while I was there today, the good news is that I saw all 3 ‘teenager’ Moorhens near to where the Coots are, so they have survived so far. Potentially bad news is that I *think* (but am not 100% sure) that I saw a couple of baby […]

I have not been down the Slea for almost a week until today and most things are as they were… Going upstream from Cogglesford Mill we still have the single (now) ‘teenager’ Moorhen, also the 4 baby Coots are doing well but the Male is still E-X-T-R-E-E-M-L-Y aggressive towards the other wildlife.  I only saw […]