BIRDS BEYOND THE FLOOD: A BIRD SANCTUARY
A project created out of the need to support wildlife: This Proposal is bird sanctuary aiding coastal birds to be reintroduced to the Plymouth area . This will include birds that dwell both on wetlands and cliffs . Ornithologists will rear birds in incubators, feeding them and slowly exposing them to the outside world, until they become fledglings upon the wetlands learning to take flight. While this is taking place members of bird watching groups can use the observatory to watch the bird populations grow.
ANOUNCING THE SANCTUARY
The act of diving from the great heights of the sky to the depths of the ocean is a humbling one; especially when accounting for the speeds at which the birds dive at, and that they are doing it all to survive
This entrance forms the initial spiral that birds take upon scouting for a target and symbolises that you are stepping into a foreign world ( birds are cautious when transitioning these realms). from the raised embankment that offers safety from the ever rising sea you lower yourself into the depth urging caution and consideration, for the environment you are now in.
Birds are marvelled by many, however, in the city they become unknowing witness to our everyday lives. Organisations such as the RSPB and the British Trust for Ornithology are attempting to raise awareness towards coastal birds in the southwest and the destruction of their feeding grounds due to fishing.
With the approach the of rewilding at masterplan level this creates an opportunity where coastal birds habitat can start to emerge on the fringes of peoples everyday lives allowing them to become both passive observers and possibly volunteers to these organisations with the introduction of this bird sanctuary
Seabirds can be seen throughout the year along Britain’s coastlines – but at certain times of the year the number of both species and individuals is considerably higher. In June, most seabird chicks are feeding, making it the best month to view some of our favourite species, including puffins, gannets, shags, cormorants, kittiwakes, terns, guillemots, razorbills, eiders and gulls.