We would like to thank John Coates for his work in compiling the wildlife study on the Marshes. He has devoted much of his time to this over the last fifteen years or so, concentrating mainly on birds, which are of particular interest to him. This has given us detailed information regarding the "state" of the Marshes and will enable us to preserve the wildlife habitats and where necessary enhance them.
We would also like to thank local people for their help in compiling the data for John's bird reports. Many of you filled in questionnaires which provided us with invaluable information.
We would like to thank Nigel Blake for very generously allowing us to use his fantastic photographs of birds on this website. More of his photographs can be seen on his website - www.nigelblakephotography.co.uk. He can be contacted via his site.