RSPB's Beckingham Marshes wildlife reserve opens

Lapwing Lapwings have been using the site near Gainsborough

A wetland area the size of 100 football pitches which is designed to attract wildlife has opened to the public.

The Beckingham Marshes reserve in the Trent Valley, on the Nottinghamshire Lincolnshire border, has taken three years to complete.

The RSPB said the creation of pools and wet ditches over 350,000 sq metres (86 acres) has already attracted lapwing, water voles, owls and hares.

It was a joint initiative between the RSPB and the Environment Agency.

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