Quite strong SE winds light rain early on became heavier throughout the day.
Saltmarsh - high water 09:50.
Today's 9.4m tide just covered the saltmarsh (the height required to cover the marsh can vary dependant on wind direction/strength and atmospheric pressure (the lower the pressure, the higher the tide))
It was already 75% covered when I got there, so most of the Common Snipe would have already been flushed. Leaving:
Common Snipe 10
Jack Snipe 3 probably 4
Wigeon and Lapwing similar to yesterday.
Reed Bunting 4
Rock Pipit 1 plus 2 on Red Nab
A quick look c3.5hr ebb - no sign of Brent goose.
These are some of Howard's pictures from yesterday
|This one shows the final tally of all 11 birds|
Note the Brent unfriendly honeycomb worm colony behind them
No gut weed there.
|You need to open these images to the the fine detail|
This video clip includes the two Canadian ringed birds. The birds are very flighty, they take to the wing for a short flight whenever a wader is spooked. Howard stayed well away so as not to disrupt their feeding, so it's not possible to read the rings on this clip.
Middleton Nature Reserve
Just a brief check of the wildfowl:
Tufted 2 male
Shoveller 1 male
Little Grebe 1