Natural flood management: working with nature to protect our communities

Ribble Rivers Trust
Natural flood management: working with nature to protect our communities
Natural flood management (NFM) is a flood risk management strategy that uses natural water processes to try and reduce flood risk. When used alone it can have …

Scoter encore anticipated

Light variable, but mainly westish winds. Cool in the morning but warmed up when the sun came out this afternoon.South shore (MD)Common Scoter 1 male – as expected, it followed exactly the same routine as yesterday (and tomorrow?). This first clip is f…

Inshore Scoter

The lightish wind was pretty much due west all day. Some extended sunny spells.Just my check of the south shore so far (MD). Towards high water mid to late morning.Rock Pipits 3 (2 Red Nab plus 1 near waterfall)Linnet 2 on saltmarsh plus 5 between ligh…

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Owls And Kestrels

A nest box with camera is a great way of monitoring birds so as not to disturb the family unnecessarily until the time comes to ring the youngsters. The images of 31 May and then 8 June from Jamie’s camera documented the Kestrel’s progress so well that…

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An interesting seawatch

West to WSW wind all day, still quite fresh, but not as strong as the last two days. Mainly overcast with some light showers.Three observers this morning: Pete Crooks, plus Pete Marsh and Jean Roberts Report from Pete (M)Just single flurry of 26 i…

More Meds

SW winds pretty much all day. Some sunny spells, but cool when overcast.Report from Pete:Bit too southerly on the sea with just 2 Gannet and two Razorbill/Guillemot in 30 mins but 3 x 2cy Mediterranean gulls –  Red Nab (2) and Heysham 2 outfa…

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Better than expected seawatch

A fresh SW wind all day. Mainly sunny.Report from Pete:Sample 35 mins seawatch in clear conditions Heysham – better than expected:flock 5 Guillemot in then presumably the same outPuffin a ‘probable’ in and out of wave troughs and distant 5 Gannet …

15 minutes nature walk

 The wind started from west then swung round through south ending SE. Some sunny spells early on, then overcast with light showers.I went to check the north side Rock Pipits (MD)None found at the Near Naze or the cafe end of Half Moon Bay.There we…

Peel Park and the Coppice Local Nature Reserve Public Consultation

Ribble Rivers Trust
Peel Park and the Coppice Local Nature Reserve Public Consultation
There are some exciting improvements underway in the next phase of work at Peel Park and the Coppice Local Nature Reserve in Accrington. Ribble Rivers Trust, Hyndbur…