Storm Brian hits Freshwater Bay

25th October 2017

    60- 70 m.p.h. winds generated huge waves which battered the Isle of Wight coast at the weekend, as the second named storm of the autumn tracked across southern England, Storm Brian. The storm coincided with high spring tides at midday as skies cleared, sunlight backlighting the spray as waves collided with the chalk […]

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Medina Valley Bird Report 2016 published

31st January 2017

The Bird Report for the Medina Valley for 2016 is now published on the Medina Valley Centre’s website. Follow this link. There is a map that shows  the localities referred to in the Report.

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Iced over Inter-tidal Medina Estuary

23rd January 2017

In recent days the inter-tidal mudflats of the Medina Estuary have frozen over and there has been a larger than usual variety of waterbird species feeding on the upper estuary. A pair of Gadwall ducks and two female tufted ducks have been feeding in the estuary, as the saline water in the Medina Valley remain […]

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New App. includes the Medina Valley

20th January 2017

A new ‘Situate Guide’. for the Medina Valley has been included on the Llama Productions Situate Visitor Guide App, The App includes ten top waterbirds that can be seen on the Medina Estuary. This content will be included in the Bicycle Island App., soon to be launched. The Oystercatcher is one of the featured birds, […]

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Medina Valley Centre’s high water waterbird roost

17th January 2017

The Medina Valley Centre’s pontoon is used as a high water roost by gulls and other waterbirds. In the photo taken at high water there are 64 Herring Gulls, 3 Cormorants and a Carrion Crow on the pontoon, and another 22 Herring Gulls and a Great Black-backed gull on the estuary just beyond the pontoon. […]

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