Friday, 5 March 2010

Bay Watch 04/03

A cold but sunny day with light winds made for good conditions to take a walk along the Waggonway to the Brierdene and down to St Mary's Island, then back home along the beach. While underfoot there was frozen ground, in the sun it was pleasantly warm. I picked up 45 species. Along the waggonway there were around 200 Greylag Geese in the fields west of the golf course.


There was a single Bar-Tailed Godwit at St Mary's, a few Sandling, Golden Plover, Curlew, Dunlin and Turnstone. On the sea were 2 Goldeneye and 20 Wigeon.

Spring Tide  - looking SE from south bay at St Mary's

St Mary's Lighthouse was adorned with Starlings enjoying the spring sunshine. I got this video:

A dead Lumpsucker on Whitley Beach kept was closely guarded by a Carrion Crow until my Golden Retriever did what is in his nature.........

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