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Lichfield park rangers complete work on Stowe Pool’s wildfowl islands

Richard Edwards and Rob Taylor building up the wildfowl islands

Richard Edwards and Rob Taylor building up the wildfowl islands

Lichfield park rangers have completed their work to build up floating wildfowl nests on Stowe Pool.

Rob Taylor and Richard Edwards used recycled materials, including willow cuttings, dogwood and dry grasses, to develop the islands in time for the birds to nest later in the spring.

Councillor Val Richards, Lichfield District Council’s cabinet member for leisure services, said: “The islands are popular with birds each year, attracting various species of wildfowl, including swans, moorhens, coots and grebes, among others, which use them to keep their nests safe, away from the shore.

“We’re especially hoping the swans will use them once more and that they have successful nesting season.”

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1 Comment

  1. Doopster

    6th March, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Marvellous work guys, thank you. Saw them today, looking perfect.