Friday, 31 January 2014

What Happened To The Turnstones?

Another failed attempt is what happened to the Turnstones on Thursday. They're getting difficult to catch at the best of times now but when two blokes turn up at the Marine Lakes and start to play with a radio controlled seaplane you don't stand a chance! As soon as they took the plane off from the water everything flushed; Turnstones (all 200 of them), Goldeneyes, Red-breasted Mergansers and Gulls. Not a bird in sight, nor on the site!


Two consolation prizes came in the form of a distant Woodcock diving into the dunes and an equidistant, though splendid, male Long-tailed Duck offshore!

It might be dry in the morning for a couple of hours so if it is I'll make sure I'm out somewhere!


Warren Baker said...

I thought the sky was the only thing that couldn't be ruined on my patch...........until the model aircraft started flying around, bloody nuisances

The Hairy Birder said...

Quite agree Warren!