Thursday, 22 November 2012

Good Light

From the fishing boats this morning many Guillemots and Great Crested Grebes tooing and froing  off shore along with a some Gannets and Kittiwakes, also a few Common Scoter and Red-throated Divers but no real movement. C150 Goldfinches over the beach, the Glaucous Gull eluded me today though in truth I didn't really try very hard to find it.
A visit to Lade North Pit found the Long-tailed Duck eventually being cooperative after some patient waiting behind a bush. While waiting a Little Grebe surfaced with a small fish in front of me not realising I was there, also 50+ Curlew flew through and Cetti's Warbler blasted out its song just a couple of feet from me.    

 A late morning plod out to The Patch was disappointing with just c40 Black-headed Gulls over the boil and no Gulls roosting in front the hide.
 As I drove across a very windswept causeway 4 Great White Egrets flew over into the ARC Pit. A quick walk from the car park to the Screen hide revealed all 4 together sheltering from the wind though distant. Also there of note 2 Little Egrets and 2 Marsh Harriers.
A stop at Faggs Wood car park unauthorised feeding station, found up 3 Great spotted Woodpeckers, 4 Nuthatches, 4 Jays and numerous Tits and Chaffinches feeding on and around the fence. When the sun is out brilliant for photography. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Martin,

    My fifth visit to try to find the Glauc today also ended in failure. Hopefully i will get it one day!! Great shots from Lade never been there.