The Mallard Pool at Teifi Marshes has benefited from funding to enhance its open water habitat and provide better resting and nesting opportunities for waders. Money from Natural Resources Wales enabled a contractor to extend the pool area by digging out further areas of reedbed, create an island and relocate the artificial sand martin box structures.
This, along with the newly constructed Mallard Hide, has really given this part of the reserve a fresh look and gone some way to provide a better habitat for a variety of wildlife whilst also giving visitors a better opportunity to immerse themselves in the nature around them.
A pair of swans are already nesting on the island which can be easily seen from the hide. The winter bittern is still also on the reserve and work on managing the reedbed seems to have really benefitted this species. Now all we need is another one and a breeding pair…!