Wednesday, 10 July 2013


On the way to The Point the Little Owl  was posing beside the road and at the south end of the ARC a Greenshank, a Common Sandpiper and a my first juvenile Little Ringed plover of the year..
 At The Patch no sign of yesterdays Black Tern or Little Gulls but still 8 Mediterranean Gulls and only 1 Sandwich Tern and 8 Common Terns.
3 Little Egrets were on the beach in the gull roost and then attempted to land on the floating scum around the boil. 2 flew off west and the other returned to the beach. 10 Common Scoter flew east, 2 Swifts moved west off shore and c40 Gannets were feeding off shore.
 At the ARC from Hanson all the usual reed bed warblers, still 100s of eclipse ducks, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Dunlin, a Greenshank, a Marsh Harrier and c100 Sand Martins.  At Cockles bridge an Oystercatcher posed and Yellow Wagtail was in the horse field.
Spotted Redshank from the screen
After spending the afternoon listening to England's woeful batting performance, I took a walk up to the Screen and the pines. From the Screen the Black-tailed Godwits had increased from 4 to 15 and a superb summer plumage Spotted Redshank was roosting with them. In the hide the Swallows were feeding there young with Damselfly's and a Cuckoo was still calling in the Tower pits.

No comments:

Post a Comment