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Habitat created for wading birds

A wildlife highway which aims to attract wading birds is being created in rural Gloucestershire.

On Wednesday diggers rolled on to the site, at a farm near Arlingham in the Severn Vale, to create an area of low-lying wet grassland.

Karen Lloyd, living landscapes project officer at the Gloucester Wildlife Trust, said it was hoped many wading birds would flock to the site.

Food would be provided to attract lapwing, curlew, and snipe, she said.



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