Wildlife Diaries - Helping our ground nesting birds thrive

Dave Bennion 

Lorna and the team have been busy making the perfect habitat for our ground nesting birds on Number 1 Pit Island. This is no mean feat, and the group have worked through all weather to make sure the birds and their eggs have the best chance of survival through the coming breeding season.

We are approaching the wonderful time of breeding season for many of our wildlife at Brockholes; most notably our birds. While many birds nest in trees, far away from any potential predators, there are a large number of ground nesting birds who choose our Number 1 Pit island as their nesting spot.

Our volunteers, ably led by Lorna and Tom, have been busy creating the perfect habitat on the island, laying stone heaps, removing large grassy areas, and installing a safe electric fence.

This fence is vitally important for the survival of these ground nesting birds, as it keeps out many predators, without harming them, and allows the birds to nest and breed in peace.

Lorna is here to tell us much more: 

Lorna and the team have been busy making the perfect habitat for our ground nesting birds on Number 1 Pit Island. This is no mean feat, and the group have worked through all weather to make sure the birds and their eggs have the best chance of survival through the coming breeding season. Find out what they have been doing, and why their help is so vital all year round.

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