Osprey Nesting Poles

Sunday 6th March 2016

Osprey Nesting Poles

Twelve members of the Friends of the Fowey Estuary  met on Saturday 5th am at Haye Farm for a visit to the Osprey Poles;  it was a bright morning with a chilly wind from the north.  We had a pleasant walk over the fields to see the poles, there were signs of Spring everywhere from lambs in the fields, primroses in the hedgerows and even frogspawn and tadpoles in a puddle! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The osprey poles were certainly impressive, I have to say if I were an Osprey, I'd certainly pay them a visit with such beautiful views over Penpol creek!
After a short speech of dedication by Peter, a brass plaque was attached to one of the poles facing down towards the estuary. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The plaque reads:
 
          
'Dedicated in Memory of George Cussans
Founding Chairman of the Friends of the Fowey Estuary
In recognition of the support he gave this and other projects
Long may be keep watch over the Fowey Estuary'
 
 
We are delighted to dedicate the poles to George, a fitting memorial to a special man for our group.
 
 
 
A handful of us then went on the neighbouring field to view the heronry but unfortunately there was not much action to be seen, understandably the few herons we did see were hunkered down on their nests sheltering from the chilly breeze.
 
Thanks as always to Alix & Nigel Vincent at Haye Farm for their hospitality and support and thanks to those who came for a lovely morning
 
 
 
Claire
Friends of the Fowey Estuary


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