Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Bay Watch 09/03

A walk along the beach to St Mary's and back didn't give me the Wheatear I was hoping for but I did get a year tick with a single Lesser Black-backed Gull on the beach (pics below) with Herring and Black-headed Gull, by the mouth of the Brierdene. The Med Gull was still at the Brierdene car park blagging chips.

At St Mary's there was a single Bar-tailed Godwit (pic below) with small numbers of Sanderling, Dunlin, Turnstone and Redshank.

A Grey Heron at St Mary's Wetland

Plantains, Dandelions and other verge plants are now starting to push up a few green shoots.


  1. Nice photographs. The Wheatears should be about soon.

  2. Hi
    I've noticed the return of LBBs with interest - still amazes me how variable the mantle colour can appear depending on light conditions and viewing angle. Love the Godwit.

    P.S. I've moved to http://poorbirdingworld.blogspot.com if you are still interested.