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Geese breed in DIY nest

Geese at the WWT Arundel Wetland Centre are celebrating after their DIY nest building has seen Red Breasted Geese breed at the site. Staff members built a horse shoe shaped nest which mimicked the geese's natural breeding ground in Russia, and four chicks have successfully hatched as a result.

“We let the grasses grow waist-high near the back of their pen and put the log nest enclosures inside this patch. To further encourage breeding this year we balanced the male to female ratio in our exhibit by adding females from other WWT reserves.”

– Samantha Halpin, Grounds Supervisor
Red breasted goslings at one day old Credit: WWT Arundel Wetland Centre
3.5 weeks old Red Breasted Goslings Credit: WWT Arundel Wetland Centre
6 week old Red Breasted Goslings Credit: WWT Arundel Wetland Centre