Or perhaps an alternative title could have been 'when is it going to get better'! It was the usual again this morning; Rossall Point at first light to watch the in-coming tide and the sea. I spent nearly two and half hours at the 'point' and didn't have a great deal to show for it other than Common Scoters. During that time I had 181 Common Scoters which equates to 1.2 Scoters/minute! Mmmm!
Waders were represented by the ubiquitous Oycs and today I only had 75 with a supporting cast of 25 Sanderlings, 5 Ringed Ps and 589 Knot moving in all directions. Eiders numbered 5, Cormorants 20 and I had a single Red-throated Diver east. And that was it!
Wanting to make the morning even more painful I called at the Nature Park to try and bore myself rigid by counting a handful of wildfowl. I was successful in my quest and had a 'staggering' 28 Coots, 18 Mallards, 15 Tufted Ducks and 2 Little Grebes. Oh, and 2 Grey Herons on the 'main' pool.
2017 opens with a County First. - A few days back, a birder posted a photo of a Black throated Diver on the Blyth Estuary (Northumberland). When I saw the pic, I thought that it looked a bi...
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