Friday, 22 January 2016
The view from Knowlys Road at high tide:
...........as I did earlier today. From here I could see:
12 House Sparrows (in the central hedge)
1 Mistle Thrush (a red-listed species)
20 Black-headed gulls
9 Lesser Black-backed Gulls
3 Linnet (also red-listed)
1 Pied Wagtail
Next stop was the Near Naze. Six species of bird in this picture:
In all there were 70 Redshank, 14 Ringed Plover, 2 Turnstone, 1 Curlew, 350 Oystercatcher, 50 Dunlin, 12 Lapwing and 3 Herring Gulls crammed on the rocks.
At Red Nab there were 41 Wigeon, 500 Oystercatcher, 2 Shelduck, 1 Red-breasted Merganser plus small numbers of gulls.
But bird of the day was at the North Harbour Wall feeding station where a lone Twite joined 10 Linnet, 8 Goldfinch and 3 Feral Pigeons.