Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Dippers - (01/04)

The whole Torrs area is blessed with an abundance of flora and fauna and in particular waterside birds that inhabit the areas around the rivers - Herons, Siskins, Kingfishers and Dippers to name but a few worth looking out for.

Dippers in particular have nests in the area around the weir and can often be seen stood feeding in the rocks at the side of the river heading up towards the 'llama' farm (my naming convention as the farm has two pet llamas).

To safeguard the population of dippers that use the wall of the site for nesting these will be covered for this years nesting period (the birds will use other nearby sites) and then uncovered once work is completed.

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