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Trap Grounds, Oxford13 Jul 2013
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We're helping the Friends build a Kingfisher bank

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Area in front will be dug out to make a deep pond, the soil will be used to make a near vertical bank

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Today's task is to put up temporary shuttering to support the soil until it has stabilised

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Shuttering to be supported by long posts

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Temporary shuttering made from recycled pallets

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Local resident, a sparrowhawk fledgling, looks on with interest. Do sparrowhawks eat kingfishers?

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Driving in the posts

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Adjusting the angle, the bank is designed to have a slight backwards slope

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Adding supporting struts and preparing turfs

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The shuttering is taking shape

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The turfs, kindly donated by Mobbs of Wheatley, are cut into thinner strips

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The turfs, stacked behind the shuttering, will form the front of the bank, and help to begin the stabilisation

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Tea break

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Close to completion

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A few more turfs to be cut ...

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... a few more turfs to be barrowed ...

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... and a few more turfs to be stacked

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Temporary shuttering from the soon to be deep pond

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Nearly ready for the digger to pile up the soil and make a Kingfisher bank