Statement of Purpose

The plan is to produce a comprehensive survey of the flora and fauna of the Shingle Street area (see map). This is a locality of great natural diversity and abundance, which already contains within it an area designated as a conservation site of special importance and also has close to it other wildlife reserves and protected areas.   Read more …

  • The beach at Shingle Street looking north towards Coastguard Cottages. Photo: Jason Horncastle.
  • Curlew in flight over the marshes. Photo: Margaret Holland.
  • This seal got a piece of tarpaulin wrapped round its neck for several weeks. Photo: Jason Horncastle.
  • A view across Barthorp's Creek at the northern end of the survey area. Photo: Jason Horncastle.
  • Kingfisher. Photo: Bill Baston.
  • Short-eared owl. Photo: Bill Baston.
  • One of the saline lagoons behind the beach north of the "Beacons". Photo: Jason Horncastle.
  • A Little tern carrying a sand eel. Photo: Bill Baston.
  • Barn owl. Photo: Bill Baston.
  • The beach looking north-east towards the River Ore entrance. Photo: Jason Horncastle.
  • Corn Bunting. Photo: Jeremy Mynott.
  • Barthorp's Creek looking upstream towards the bridge. Photo: Jason Horncastle.

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Recent Articles


This is a report of the bird ringing that has been undertaken in Shingle Street over the last ten years by Mervyn Miller and his colleagues. Birds are trapped in specially designed ‘mist nets’, then examined, weighed and ringed with tiny metal rings, each of which has a unique, identifying code number.

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Spider records for Shingle Street received from Suffolk Biological Records Centre.

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Moth trapping in Shingle Street

Here are the results of two moth trappings led by Nick Mason as part of the 2015 Shingle Street Survey, both held in Tricia Hazell’s garden at The Battery. The results tabulated here include just the larger ‘macro-moths’. 24 June 15 Calm, sunny morning. Hot in the sun (20C+). Species Larval food plant Habitat Burnished […]

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