The Bird’s Saucepan – newly renowated island for the common terns in Ochaby Wielkie

15 Jul 2022 | News

Common tern has already inhabited the newly renovated island on the Barzyniec pond in Ochaby. Due to its characteristic shape, we called this special beach the Bird’s Saucepan.

The birds fully accepted the new habitat and began their first breeding season. It is the second island in this pond that has been secured for the feeding and nesting needs of wetland birds in the Upper Vistula Valley – the first one is inhabited by night herons.

Thanks to the implementation of the LIFE.VISTULA.PL project, we help nature where it is necessary. Strengthening and filling eroded islands on ponds where birds naturally settle, reduces the risk of their species disappearance. Ponds such as the one in Ochaby show a beautiful interdependence of man and nature, where breeding activities can contribute to the preservation of valuable animal species. Appropriate pond management invites birds to its areas, while nature repays with its beauty and richness.

Against the erosion of artificial islands for the first time in nature protection we used the technology of impermeable walls made of vinyl PVC sheet piles. What’s more, we strengthened some fragments of the causeway.

The Bird’s Saucepan is the fifth island that has been renovated as part of the LIFE.VISTULA.PL project. Similar projects are awaiting the neighboring Młyński pond and the Łężny pond in Iłownica.

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