The wind moved back to SSE and became quite fresh, not cold though. Light rain on and off all day.
First an update from Wednesday from Middleton Nature Reserve
Woodcock 1 flushed from western marsh
I mentioned there was a lot of landscaping going on on the western scrape. This is part of the excellent result of that work.
|A clear corridor through the reeds, looks very promising |
both for the wildlife and the opportunity to see it. Picture from Alan
Mediterranean gull 1 in the lower horse paddock near the children's play area
Pale-bellied Brent goose 10 - they were feeding on the gut weed out from the play area (just where I photographed it yesterday - see yesterday's post), c2.5 hours before high water. Although all 10 were quite happy together while not feeding, as soon as they reached the weed beds a group of 6 (including the red/blue ringed Canadian birds) would not tolerate the other 4 feeding on the same, presumably best, location.
This shot gives a nice sense of the conditions and the demarcation
|The only sign of "movement" today was this Song Thrush having a rest out of the wind,|
on the sloping sea wall between the outflows
On Tuesday I mentioned that the local Carrion Crow also open mussels by dropping them, onto a hard surface. Janet duly obliged by photographing this one in action.