Sunday, 28 August 2011

Don't Mention the Wind

Northwesterly, that's all I am going to say. If you've read my blog before you will know that a northwesterly is a wind that I don't want here on the Fylde coast. I was at Rossall for first light as the tide was just starting to run in. It was a long way out, but that ribbon of blue/grey got larger and larger as the morning went on.

It was quiet this morning and I refer you back to that word 'northwesterly' for the reason. First up were 3 Eiders in the surf and then Oystercatchers began to flock totalling 441. Four Kittiwakes moved west into the wind and out of the Bay, along with 17 Sandwich Terns and 5 Gannets.


The best bird of the morning was a Great Skua that lumbered along the beach just over the surf. I followed it until lost from view the other side of my shelter, which was the Coastguard's tower. After two hours of not seeing very much it was time to head home. I called at the Nature Park on my way and it was similar to yesterday other than there were 9 Little Grebes out on the main pool.

What's it going to be like tomorrow? You've guessed it; northwesterly!

1 comment:

BirderRon said...

The more I read your blog the more I am looking forward to the time when me and Jan will be moving to Blackpool. So much birding there, not like around here in Dorktown where you have to travel to see anything usefull, and certainly not eiders, great skuas and those terns you mentioned!