Sunday, 22 February 2015

Two Tree Island at High Tide

4th February 2015

We arrived bang on high tide so straight down to the hide overlooking the saline lagoon at the western end. This was my first visit to this site without hundreds of godwits being present at the high tide roost and they were replaced by just a handful of Dunlin.


Fairly quiet otherwise apart from some very smart Shovelers that were hunkered down out of the wind and this one seemed to have heard of the relatively new craze of saluting, or at least I hope that's was it was.




As with most sites, if you are patient the birds will come to you and today was no exception. Although when we arrived there was nothing in front of the hide, we were treated by a procession of Avocet, Grey Plover and Redshank over the hour or so we were there.

  





Back at the slipway the tide was well on its way out with a fair amount of mud and sea weed exposed, ideal for the Turnstones which were more than happy to feed just a few yards away. 


Well, what a fantastic day with Serin and Stonechat in the morning and a selection of waders in the afternoon. I wonder where the next adventure will be?

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