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      Visited Pyes Road railway bridge floods, Holme today: 1 Green Sandpiper, 21 Mute, 58 Teal, 12 Malard, 1 Oyc.

      Talking to the farmer who owns the land south west of the footbridge he’s got a grant to fence off that area and in his words he’s going to ‘leave it to nature.’

      A good move since the alternative could have been to drain it off and give the area wholly over to agriculture. As it stand the land floods very badly, particularly this year, when the flooded area has been huge. Without expensive and extensive drainage work it would be largely useless for farming for most of the year.

      This is good news for birds as it already attracts a large number of birds including Marsh Harrier which is seen on and off over the year.

      He was also hedge laying. Last year Common Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler and other species were recorded in the hedges.

      The farmer who owns the land beneath Pyes Road railway bridge already leaves the area for birds in the Winter. He fences the flooded area off.

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