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BirdWatch Ireland recently made an appeal to watersport enthusiasts in Fingal to avoid the inner estuary at Rogerstown, north of Portrane in Co Dublin, for fear of disturbing the area’s marine wildlife.

The statement comes after “several incidents recently where people entering [the estuary] in kayaks and paddle boards” allegedly disturbed roosting and feeding birds in the Special Area of Conservation.

BWI Fingal noted that there are no signs in the area to warn anyone approaching from the water “so most people are probably unaware of the impact they are having”.

Fingal County Council is currently engaged in emergency works on nearby Burrow Beach, which include relocating 70 reinforced concrete barriers or ‘seabees’ which had been moved without authorisation and caused irreperable damage to the dune system.

The Fingal Independent reports that the seabees are part of interim measures to delay coastal erosion in this sensitive area which has been exacerbated by recent storms.

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