At Loch Gruinart, the rushes are being cut on front of the hides before we reflood the area. This is all to improve the habitat for the wintering wildfowl, such as: teal, wigeon, pintail, shoveler and the waders like redshank, lapwing, curlew and snipe.
Below is a picture taken from the viewing platform here on reserve overlooking the soon-to-be flooded areas. The cows have been in and grazed some of the rough pasture, followed by the tractor topping, digger clearing the pools and finally brush cutting.
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