The following appeard in Birdwatching Magazine, November 1998.
A £100,000 redevelopment scheme drawn up by the West Midland Bird Club will breath new life into Kingsbury Water Park in the Tame Valley. The area between Birmingham and Tamworth is of regional importance for its birdlife and Kingsbury is a key site.
Bill Oddie donned a hard hat to kick off the creation of a series of islands and scrapes, made possible by money from the new landfill tax credit scheme. Up to 20% of tax payments can be claimed back by local landfill operators BFI Systems to support environmental projects.
Sluices will be installed to ensure ideal water levels for waders, two reedbeds are to be planted and new hides erected. It is expected the development will be completed by the end of the year and the bird club will monitor the site.
[picture caption: TV star Bill Oddie makes use of the temporary hide at Kingsbury.]
Ornithology in Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire & the West Midlands county, since 1929.
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