Sunrise on the Sand
30th January 2016
Limpets
5th February 2016

Save Druridge Bay

Grey Plover

Grey Plover

A Grey Plover in winter plumage braving the incoming tide at Druridge Bay. These Amber Listed birds are  winter migrants to our shores. Like many waders they feed in the littoral zone, probing for worms and shellfish.

Benthos organisms that waders feed on are adversely affected by even small increases in pollution. This area is adjacent to a proposed opencast coal mine and, if it goes ahead, the flora and fauna of the littoral zone will be poisoned by the toxic minerals and hydrocarbons that will leach into the sea in the rain water. This will in turn damage the populations of migrant birds.

Fortunately, there is a super campaign being run by local volunteers who are trying to protect this important area from the corrupting greed of big business that intend to destroy this environment for their own selfish ends. Let’s hope the campaign is successful and the seabed, shoreline and dunes are protected from ecological vandalism.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

error: Content is protected !!

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close