Our usual lovely river
Well, after several false starts transferring the funds into Belize via the ever-increasing security of the international banking system, our donations to date finally arrived in our Belize account.
With great excitement we started to put together the final plans for the optimum use of our funds… just in time for the rains to come with a vengeance.
We know where the enclosure is going and we know exactly what it’s going to look like, but we are completely hampered by heavy rains and saturated ground. Yes, we know it’s the rainy season, but this is ridiculous!
We currently have a juvenile yellow-crowned night heron and a royal tern who are desperately in need of the new enclosure. Worse than that, they each require 20 to 30 small fish every day, but our usually crystal-clear river is so dirty and fast-flowing that it’s been impossible to catch anything. This inability to fish has made us realise we need a permanent bait-fish pond, so we have now incorporated this into our plans: every cloud has a silver lining, right?
We are told that the rains will ease off over the next couple of weeks and we should start to see weather more conducive to digging foundations and pouring concrete. Fingers crossed!
Thank you once again to everyone that has generously supported us with your donations, and those who continue to do so. You are our heroes!
Our usual fish supply
Roaring Creek swollen and dirty
Royal Tern, confined indoors and eating worms!
The heron, also suffering the diet of worms
Oscar on the site of our new water bird facility