Friday, 7 April 2017

Floating Rafts

This week we installed a new design of floating raft to the lough. The new floating islands are 2.5m x 2.5 m and made of recycled plastic. We've added gravel on top and the Perspex sides allow us to view any activity going on while keeping otters and other predators away. Even while we were putting them out there was cheeky otter seen in the reeds. The hope is that gulls and terns may nest on the raft.
New lough raft from the hide (c) MM

Close up of the raft ready for the birds!

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