Provide habitat and wildlife will come

| April 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

8, Three grey teal nest boxes now at Polly's Pond
With the restoration of water into the Gravel Pit, corner of Hansen Rd and Waituna Lagoon Rd, water birds have returned.

The Waituna Landcare Group members are pleased to see that the area is providing habitat not just for the mallard ducks, but has also been frequented by the native diving duck, the scaup.

As well as this there have been pukeko seen checking the area out.

Nest boxes have been erected to encourage grey teal to breed here too.

DOC 200 traps have been set around the area in the hope of reducing the number of predators (stoats, ferrets) and improving breeding of any of the birds using the area.

For articles prior to March 2013, and for more information about the Waituna Landcare Group  visit www.farmnews.co.nz/waituna

 

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