17 September 2011

Working nine 'til five

Goldcliff 09:00-1200
High tide on the lagoons produced 1 Little Stint, 2 Curlew Sand, 2 Knot, 1 Sanderling, 1 Barwit, 3 Greenshank and 5 Ruff; and, overhead, a few Yellow Wagtail and Siskins, a few more Skylark, Swallows and Mipits.

Boat Lane and Goldcliff Pill 12:00-12:30
One Green Sandpiper and Barney on the pool plus c.200 Shelduck flushed from the pill by three kids riding their bikes along the top of the sea-wall

Saltmarsh and Farmfield lanes 12:30-14:00
Two Whitethroat and a fair few Chiffchaff and Blackcap in the hedgerows; overhead the trickle of hirundines (mostly Swallow) heading east had become a constant flow.

Uskmouth 14:00-17:00
A brief 'commic' tern distantly over the lagoons, two or three Greenshank on the foreshore and slightly better views of the Wryneck...

Deep in the thick stuff something stirs.

An over the shoulder jynx squint.

Showing off its water repellent properties.

Showing quite well by the end.

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