Saturday 18 April 2020

Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.

Today's title will only mean anything to those of you who were brought up with two, black and white, tv channels. Apologies if you have had problems viewing images on this blog recently. Hopefully the problem is now resolved - we'll see.

The returning Whitethroat have been particularly ellusive so far this year. It took Kevin 10 minutes trying to get a decent shot of this Lesser Whitethroat near dog walk. As he says, the bird won!

This Grey Heron is taking advantage of the significant wetland enhancement undertaken at Heysham Nature Reserve this winter. This picture by Janet is from the gondola hide.

Low water edge out from Half Moon Bay
Sandwich tern 2 in
Whimbrel 2 plus 1 in, later 5 were on the skeer edge.
There are 4 Whimbrel in middle foreground here, but not easy to see. Species confirmed with calls as well as visual. Open image in "a new tab" to get a slightly better view.

Picture of a Little Egret - just because I like it (MD)

And finally, the Great Black-Backed gull came to pick up what was left of yesterday's supper (see yesterday's post). Fortunately two tides with the shrimps and crabs left the flounder light enough to be carried away tonight.