Tuesday, 27 March 2018
... and back to normal UK weather!!
Well that didn't last long !! After yesterday's near 'shorts 'n t-shirt' weather it's back to a cold wind, overcast skies and drizzle. Having dropped M off for a brief reunion there was just time for an hour at the Oysterbeds where this Redshank was very close adjacent to the carpark before bobbing agitatedly and flying off.
The LNR 'management team' were on site, as above, doing a good job of keeping the vegetation down.
Just a few of the 250+ Med Gulls on the bunds above. Six Sandwich Terns were on the outer spit and spent time noisily displaying high overhead. Just single Little Grebe and Red-breasted Merganser feeding inside the bunds and a Whimbrel over the harbour. No sign of any migrants.
Back on the Billy flood the usual colour-ringed Greenshank and, in the conifers by the car, two noisy, rattling Mistle Thrushes, one of which came close to an RTA crossing the road a little too low.