Helping hand to identify sea birds

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VISITORS to Sovereign Harbour will ge help identifying sea birds thanks to a new Interpretation Board.

Members of the SHRA (Sovereign Harbour Residents Association) committee met ward councillors, Gordon Jenkins and Philip Ede, county councillor David Elkin and marina manager Janet Taylor on the outer harbour, at the recently installed Sea-bird Interpretation Board.

The board, which was jointly funded from the Sovereign Ward devolved budget and SHRA funds, shows images of many of the sea-birds commonly seen at Sovereign Harbour.

SHRA Chairman, Jan Weeks, said, “The outer harbour has a very diverse population of sea birds, which many residents and visitors observe with great interest.

“We already have a Flora and Fauna Interpretation Board on the North Harbour beach, so it seemed appropriate to have something similar on the South Harbour. I would like to thank our ward councillors for all their help in bringing this idea to fruition.

“Our thanks go also to the RSPB for allowing us to use images from its image library, free of charge, to Premier Marinas for allowing us to install the board on its land, to Pevensey Coastal Defences for installing it and to Identity Signage and Printing for printing and mounting the content.

“This is just the sort of community project for which the devolved ward budget was instigated; I’m sure the board will give great pleasure to many people.”