Friday, 14 January 2022

Sprinkle Pill

 A lovely evening on an incoming tide. Highlights - 12 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Med Gulls, and watching the Canada Goose flock follow the sun, firstly up the fields and then, once the sun left the grass, onto the main estuary. The long line of geese on the water allowed a count of 538 birds. 

Golden Plover have been sporadic visitors to the mud flats this winter. A flock of about 350 birds arrived just before 4pm, followed by a further 100 a few minutes later. Settling on the rapidly disappearing mud, they left before high tide leaving only half a dozen individuals on the marsh.