Sunday, 17 February 2019

Timing Is Everything

Timing is everything, and this morning Gail and I got our timing wrong. We had to go and get some logs for our wood burner and our plan was to have a look at the quay on the falling tide. We like looking at the quay on the falling tide as the mudflats here are the first to reappear, and therefore have the effect of concentrating any waders looking for somewhere to feed.

 The Quay

However, when we arrived the tide was only just falling and very little mud was revealed, so we could have done with being there at least half an hour later. So, this blog post will be very short. In fact the above waffle will be longer than the bit out the birds!

 Waders on a small area of exposed mud

On the exposed mud we had 138 Redshanks, ten Dunlin, five Shelducks, seven Oystercatchers and a Curlew. Seven Teal flew in, and that was it. Like I said short and sweet!


Oh, and there was nothing in my trap this morning again!

I'm out surveying at least Mon - Wed this week, and probably Friday as well, so hopefully I will have something to report.

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