Visitors to Durham Wildlife Trust’s Low Barns Nature Reserve can now enjoy a new panel showing the birds that frequent one of the North East’s most successful bird feeding stations.
The funding from the Sir James Knott Trust has enabled Durham Wildlife Trust to display a range of high quality bird illustrations at the reserve, which is near Witton le Wear. The money will also pay for a new entrance sign to the reserve and an education trail.
The most common species using the feeding station include all members of the tit family, nuthatch, goldfinch and greater-spotted woodpecker with the rarest including goldcrest and green woodpecker.
Craig Best, one of the Trust Reserves Officers, said: “Visitors have been impressed by the range of bird species they can see feeding at the station for some time. Now, not only can they get up close and personal, but identify them all.