Sabah Meddings Sabah.Meddings@Archant.Co.Uk
Friday, June 20, 2014
Work on a wildlife reserve which keeps rare birds safe was delayed after a pair of protected waders with “squatter’s rights” bit back and nested before builders could move in.
The long stretches of picturesque marshes at Cley are a haven for bird enthusiasts, providing a habitat for rare species.
Owned by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, the jewel in the crown of the reserve was to be a new education centre sitting behind the visitors’ centre.
But before work could begin, a pair of little ringed plovers nested on a field next to the building site.
The Schedule One protected birds settled down to lay their eggs, delaying building work on the new Simon Aspinall Wildlife Education Centre.