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Birds have best breeding year ever at Tide Mills

Friends of Tide Mills volunteers.

Friends of Tide Mills volunteers.

Wheatears and ringed plovers have had their most succcessful breeding year ever according to the Friends of Tide Mills.

The wheatears have produced two broods of chicks and at least one pair of ringed plovers have fledged at least one chick.

The Friends of Tide Mills also reported a successful meeting on xxx with just seven sacks of rubbish collected.

Friends chairman Jim Skinner said: “This is possibly the most successful year to date for these birds, certainly one we have been able to report - fantastic.

“As several other bird species are possibly still fledging, we would like again request that visitors keep disturbance to a minimum if at all possible.

“If dogs could be kept under tight control that would be most appreciated.”

A total of 15 volunteers took part in the clean up operation, which covered Seaford Buckle to Newhaven East pier.

Afterwards they took part the group’s annual summer picnic.

Jim added: “Again, as we our now into the main holiday season, we would like to request that everybody who visits this special place please make sure no litter is left behind.

“Together we are undoubtedly ensuring Tide Mills remains well cared for and championed for all to enjoy.

The next meeting will be Sunday September 21. Meetings always take place on the third Sunday of each month at 10am.

Volunteers shoud meet at the waymarker next to the beach at the road leading from the level crossing.

Email brian.skinner2@btinternet.com

 

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