One key management task underway at the moment, is the use of pumps to maintain water levels. despite the run of warm weather during April and into May, water levels had held up well. But they have started to drop away now, so using pumps to move water around has been necessary this last two weeks or so. Keeping parts of the marsh wet, with lots of insect life in the damp mud, is vital to help breeding lapwing and redshank raise their young successfully.

We have diesel pumps, as you can see below, but we also have solar pumps, which work really well, just a bit slower.

Our fences also need looking after, so strimming the vegetation along the fencelines is another priority at the moment. These fences keep the livestock where we need them, and also help protect ground nesting birds.