Summer home for sand martins at Deeping Lakes

From left, back, Mick Gibson, Tom Douglas, Dave Vadome, Matthew Stenton, Mike Maunder, Roger Favell and Dave Mainwaring. Front, Brian Littler, Norah Littler, Ian Sutherland and John Sellars
From left, back, Mick Gibson, Tom Douglas, Dave Vadome, Matthew Stenton, Mike Maunder, Roger Favell and Dave Mainwaring. Front, Brian Littler, Norah Littler, Ian Sutherland and John Sellars
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VOLUNTEERS are hopeful a new nesting bank will bring sand martins back to a nature reserve.

The new concrete feature at Deeping Lakes has been created solely for the purpose of giving the migratory birds somewhere to nest during the summer.

The materials and labour used to build the bank were given free of charge by Acrabuild (Anglia) Ltd, of Market Deeping, Gemmix Concrete Ltd, of Peterborough, and EH Smith Ltd, of Leicester.

Reserve volunteer Ian Sutherland said: “We have got our fingers crossed that the birds will come back. There are only two such banks in the county, the other one is in Whisby, in north Lincolnshire, so it is quite exciting.

“I would like to say a big thank you to the companies who helped us despite the hard economic times.”