Tuesday, 5 April 2016


Whooper Swans, Shelduck and Lapwing by Dermot Smith 
#SavingTheMersey is the name of the Thunderclap which I've set up as I'm taking a stand to the proposed plan of placing a Tital Barrier across the mouth of the River Mersey. The Mersey Barrier will be environmental disaster if it gets the go ahead as it'll destroy the globally important intertidal mud flats further up river.

Dunlin by Shaun Hicky
In 2015 those intertidal zones at places such as Stanlow Bay, New Ferry and Hale sustained over 100,00 birds including over 68,000 Dunlin, 2,400 Black-tailed Godwit, 10,500 Shellduck, 1,400 Ringed Plover, 3,100 Redshank, 2,100 Curlew and 3,000 Teal. Such numbers of these estuarine species our of either international or national importance. This is why I've set up the Thunderclap as very few people know that such plans our now becoming very close to becoming reality.
You can sign my Thunderclap clicking on the following link and by doing so your being a voice for what remains of our breath taking natural world as in the last 30 years Europe has already lost over 421 Million birds, lets not add to that so sign the Thunderclap and stand up for nature.

Elliot Montieth


  1. From Martin Harper's (RSPB) blog this week in Europe there are now 421 million fewer birds than there were 30 years ago (see http://www.exeter.ac.uk/news/featurednews/title_419684_en.html ). This is a staggering statistic and one that the UK ... should be working with other countries reverse.

    Can't afford to lose any more!

    Keep up the good work



  2. Many thanks for the correction David!