Tracks indicate the following visitors :-
Observed :- Saltmarsh & dunes
Since February 2002 I have observed 6 live and 14 dead water shrews in an area stretching between Derby Avenue and Drake Road, which would indicate a thriving population. Prior to this I had only found 1 dead shrew some 3 years before.
I have observed the following birds on the marsh and creeks but as I am not a “birder” the real list would be far more extensive, particularly in the wooded areas of the west dunes where rare birds are seen from time to time.
Great Grey Shrike
Meadow Pipit (nesting)
Swallows (feeding & collecting mud)
House Martins (feeding & collecting mud)
Other ‘more common’ Birds:-
Black Headed Gull
Shore birds: A great variety of sea and land birds are seen along the beach but I have kept no specific record.
In the summer of 1999 I carried out a butterfly survey for the BBCS Lincs Branch in an area of dune and saltmarsh to the east and north of Seacroft Lagoon. I recorded the following species:-
I have continued to see these species with the exception of the Brown Argus. In 2003 I observed a Clouded Yellow at the southern end of the outer dunes and I have seen these at Seacroft in 2 other years out of the past 10.
My garden pond is less than 50 metres from the western boundary and was quickly colonised by these species.
I believe that they are present within the west dune zone.
Unusual Finds on Beach
Megabalanus - Giant Acorn Barnacle - 2007 & 2009 - for more information click
Sea Snail - Liparis liparis - 2012 Whelk eggs attached to Skate egg case - 2013 Large Sun Starfish Ray's Bream - 2007
Sunfish 70cm between tips of fins December 2014