South shore ((MD)
07:15 - 08:45 just before high water.
Wheatear- initial walk from Red Nab to the saltmarsh located 7, return walk 45 minutes later found 12. They seemed to be moving through quickly but could have included some of the same birds. One near lighthouse in the evening brings day minimum to 13.
|This juvenile provided a good shot of its flight feathers.|
Rock Pipit 1 on saltmarsh, 3 Red Nab plus 1 near lighthouse in the evening.
These neap tides do not cover the mud out from the saltmarsh at high water. With the low sun behind you, it is ideal to view the feeding waders from the mud in front of the saltmarsh. Unfortunately today's tide was a bit too low (7.7m) so the waders remained a long way off. Even so there were c2000 on the water's edge nearest to Ocean Edge. Comprising, in order of abundance, Knot, Grey Plover, Curlew, Bar-Tailed Godwit and Dunlin.
The juvenile far left still has yellow/greenish legs.
The juvenile far right looks particularly waifish.
Evening check of Jetty area and outflows
Common gull 1 juvenile on No.2 outflow
Mediterranean gulls - 46 feeding on the beach next to jetty, including 1 juvenile
|Juvenile Common gull|
|Juvenile Med gull|
Hopefully more records to come.