07 September 2012

Height of the tide

The tides at the moment are woeful,... and dropping.  Apart from decent numbers of Knot and Black-tailed Godwit there was little else to shout about at Goldcliff. Greenshank and Turnstone were around but in, seemingly, reduced numbers and I managed to miss the one Spotted Redshank as it did a disappearing trick on the back lagoon. Passerine migrants had slowed too, just a single Wheatear on the sea wall and a few Yellow Wagtails amongst the cows. Did manage to bag the code on the Marsh Harrier's tags though, so stay tuned for an update. This bird is most of the way through it's first full moult now, nice and easy to age and sex - 2nd year male.

Oh yeah, Barney and Rinky-dink are still around, which is nice for all the feral goose fanatics out there.

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