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January 2019

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Montrose Basin lecture is well attended

Montrose Basin lecture is well attended

Alison O'Hara of the SWT gave an entertaining and informative talk about Montrose Basin. She described the reserve and how it provides a variety of habitats in and around the enclosed estuary of the river Esk including farmland, reedbeds, salt marsh and mudflats, each area attracting different species. Her talk was illustrated by some beautiful photos of the area and its wildlife. It is an important site, in particular, for wintering pink-footed geese and knot and it provides breeding sites for many different species including kingfisher, eider, sand matins and common terns. More recently several little egrets have spent the winter there. The lecture was attended by over 70 people which raised £98 for our funds.