Saturday, 13 November 2010

13th November 2010

Saturday morning and no observers ... however a lunchtime visit saw the tide on the flood and the Pale-bellied Brent Goose flock drifting up the flooding gutter. Over 120 birds now present they made for a beautiful sight and sound as they called to each other in the afternoon sunshine (see below and right).

Waders were much in evidence with over 50 Bar-tailed Godwits on the tide edge. The Purple Sandpiper flock had increased significantly with 21 birds present mid afternoon and as the tide flooded large flocks of Knot were arriving from further up the estuary and joined the already roosting Oystercatchers on 'the ridge' (between Middle and Little Eye).

Up to four Little Egrets were fishing the flooding gutter and adjacent tidal pools (see below), but no colour-rings could be seen.

[ESCA, DB and SRW] Photos to follow

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