Seal monitoring for the Boston Barrier

Throughout the summer, Inspired Ecology have been undertaking seal monitoring as part of the works to install the new Boston Barrier flood defences.

During our daily visits to site, one particular seal has been noted to be a regular visitor. Nicknamed Loki for his mischievous behaviour, the seal has been seen to use the tide to help him catch breakfast during our site visits.

In addition to the seal, we’ve seen a number of birds on site, including common sandpiper and kingfisher. The peregrines that breed on Boston Stump have also been seen during the surveys; Ian was lucky enough to see a parent passing food to their youngster on one occasion.

Piling works are taking a break for a little while now so our staff are also taking a break from site, however we look forward to getting back in action in a couple of months and hopefully seeing some more great wildlife.