Sunday, 15 May 2011

Post card from Barney!

For those of you who are missing Barney, well we recently had this holiday snap from him, post marked Svalbard!

More Waders.

Some brief heavy showers encouraged some passage birds to drop in over the weekend.

The increasing mud was also an attraction.

On Friday 13th 2 Ringed, 1 Little Ringed and a single Dunlin were on the mud opposite the lodge.

On the morning of 13th there were also 5 Oystercatchers. By the evening there was only one left. It was enjoying a feast of Swan mussels and was still there on the 15th.

I had to take this photo of Brown's wood. It is hard to imagine that only afew years ago it was an arable field. This is the same site that hosted a Stone Curlew in May 2003.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

News from Thornton Mudflats!

More mud at the top end.

Tawny Owl on the rough.

Common Tern.

Sedge Warbler singing.

Probable White Wagtail.