Wednesday 9 November 2022

The Three Rs

A similar day to yesterday, with a SW wind and some heavy showers and occasional sunshine 

Just my stuff again so far (MD)

South Shore mid morning at the end of a heavy shower
When I was at school we were "taught" the Three Rs - Reading (w)Riting and (a)Rithmetic - not a lot of help to a lad who wasn't great at spelling to begin with!
I was reminded of it today as I checked the saltmarsh, only three passerines seen - Reed Bunting, Robin and (w)Ren
Chaffinch 1 female/immature along the foreshore, presumably grounded as I can't recall seeing one here before
Greenfinch 3 on Red Nab
Rock Pipit 1 on Red Nab
Wigeon 41
This Dunnock was also on Red Nab, looking a bit nervous as it was sandwiched between a Robin and a Rock Pipit, both on territory 

Imperial Rd 
Just a brief stop off in passing
Little Egret 5
Grey Heron 1
Sparrowhawk 1
Kestrel 1
Roe Deer 2 - looks to be a female with her fawn. The scrub they are heading for is the boundary to the Bypass. I doubt they would cross when the traffic is so busy but they must do at some point.
Roe Deer c20m from Heysham Bypass 

Just out of the recording area
Curlew 190 resting in the field on the left of Oxcliffe Rd as you reach the 40mph section after the railway bridge. Presumably flushed from their regular high water roost by the spring tide. I just started to film them when they took flight. I'd like to blame the noisy traffic, but it was more likely to be the funny looking guy pointing a camera at them!
Half of them continued west, but the other half circled round and landed again.