Visit Morecambe Bay’s newest arrivals

Mon, 2019-11-11 12:11
Seven new bird totems arrive on our shores.

Seven sculptures of local coastal birds, designed by Ulverston-based artist and metalworker Chris Bramall of CB Arts, have been installed at sites around Morecambe Bay. They hold beautiful panels which tell seven stories of our wonderful waders.

Morecambe Bay is one of the top three places in the UK for wintering birds. It’s vast shining sands are a rich larder for wading birds like lapwing, knot and curlew. Hundreds of thousands of birds use Morecambe Bay. With some birds favouring certain species - such as Potts Corner at Middleton being particularly good for murmurations of knot and dunlin. 

Where to find them? Each sculpture is unique and features a bird associated with that particular location. Why not visit them all? They are very photogenic and make great selfies. Morecambe Bay Partnership is asking everyone to share their selfies on social media using the hashtag #seabirdselfies

You can find them at the following locations:

1.    Lapwing: Warton Sands, Warton

2.    Curlew: Bolton-le-Sands

3.    Shelduck: Hest Bank

4.    Redshank: Half Moon Bay, Heysham

5.    Dunlin: Potts Corner, Middleton

6.    Ringed Plover: Plover Scar, near Cockerham

7.    Oystercatcher: Fluke Hall / Pilling, Wyre

Susannah Bleakley, Chief Executive of Morecambe Bay Partnership said ‘We want everyone to look out and enjoy seeing birds, yet also to give them space when they are resting at high tide’.

To compliment the panels, Morecambe Bay Partnership has produced a leaflet featuring the illustrations which have already proved popular. If you would like to join us as a volunteer to look after the birds of the Bay, please contact Morecambe Bay Partnership on 01539 734888 info@morecambebay.org.ukfor details.

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