Friday, 1 February 2008
The Atmospheric Curlew
After yesterdays gales, I thought I'd pop down to Sand Bay before work. Given that the tide was at maxima low, I thought it may be dissapointing bird wise. And it was dissapointing, absolutely freezing, but can the tide be any further out. Not really that much to report, usual suspects, but did spot 4 Lsr Black Backs in a group squabbling with a Carrion Crow.
However as the wind whipped off the sea, the wonderful haunting call of the Curlews carried to me. What a marvellous way to begin a day with those atmospheric calls over the mudflats. No bird call is as magical as that to me.
Only other thing of note is that a fair few number of molehills have begun to appear in the fields this week.