|As promised the before and after shots of the new Thacka Beck reserve, all the photos are taken from different angles and not necessarily from the same spot, but hopefully it will give you some idea of the work that went into transforming the area.|
|So now more or less 12 months on and it looks a totally different place.|
|All the bunds have green up nicely, water plants and vegetation has come on a treat.|
|Birds have bred here already.|
|And the list of birds visiting the area continues to grow, with some rare ones already on the list.|
Adjacent to this area is the settling pond, then about a quarter of a mile away is the Flash. Generally the Flash has more going on as it is too far away from any footpaths to be disturbed.
All in all not a bad area, and as patchers we are all optimists, waiting for that something special to turn up, and hoping it will be on our patch.