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RSPB Hope Wading Birds Will Return To Wareham Meadows

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8:51am 9th December 2014
(Updated 8:50am 10th December 2014)

The RSPB at Arne are hoping more wading birds and wildfowl will start using the Wareham Meadows after a multi-million pound fund has helped to improve the habitat.

The project was backed by the Biffa Award and allowed the RSPB to start removing an invasive plant species, install ditches and build shallow pools.

RSPB Operations Manager, Mark Singleton said; "We are lucky to have such amazing lowland meadows around Wareham and Poole Harbour, an area favoured by waders, which spend much of their time feeding along the edges of pools and channels."

"The improvements to the ditches and pools will be perfect for them."

A new facility for cattle has also been built to let local farmers graze their animals on the Meadows, which will help control the height of vegetation.

Species such as lapwing, redshank and snipe are some of the birds that's hoped the work will attract to the site.

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