Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Sand Bay 28th and 30th November

28th November - 09.30 -10.45 - Stationary watch
Tide incoming for High tide at 10.10. Weather bright, if not sunny, but keen wind off sea whipping up surf.
20 Oystercatcher, Sparrowhawk over grass again, again lifting small birds, 30+ Curlew, 20+ Shelduck, numerous Black Headed Gulls, couldn't be bothered to count them, 10+ Woodpigeon, Pied Wagtail, Skylark, Mallard, 2 Snipe lifted by incoming tide, lovely views. 150+ then another 200+ Dunlin

30th November - 08.30 - 09.30 - Stationary watch
Bright day, but very strong wind in off sea, tide incoming but 500m away
36 Oystercatcher, 20+ curlew, 120+ Shelduck, 2 seperate dunlin flocks 200+ lifted from mudflats, plus seperate 300+ feeding on wet sand half mile away. Woodpigeon, Lesser black Backed Gull, 30+ Black Headed Gull, Carrion Crow, and wonderful fly past by 2 Raven.

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