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Friday, 17 October 2008

12-10-08 Budle & Fenham

It is hard to capture via a photograph the sheer number of birds around, the long shot and they are hard to see or the closer shot and you lose the image you where trying to capture, this area is well worth a visit if you have not been before.

Sunday and we decided to go up the coast to Budle Bay a huge number of Pinkfeet on the flats and a Peregrine feeding while trying to keep a Crow at bay the tide starting to push in so after awhile of large numbers of geese leaving every few minutes and wanting to get to Fenham Flats as well we headed off, I forgot how quick the tide comes in on the flats as it was well up and there seemed to be a good number of wildfowlers along to the south, the sheer number of birds here is just amazing , when you scan with bins or scope there are birds everywhere another Peregrine over the hide and the heads of about thirty Seals towards Holy Island , most of the Ducks & Geese seemed to keep their distance from shore and the sound of a shotgun or three sounded off regularly. I just liked the sheer scale of the area I was hoping to get to digiscope some stuff so we went for a walk to the north of the hide but not much to see other than two Snipe and another Peregrine over the causeway along with a large flock of Golden Plover, it did not seem to take long for the tide to turn again and waders where dropping in all along the shore , but it also drops quickly and the waders where going out further and further a great day out in this fantastic area, also a large Hawker beside the hide before the sun went. Budle Bay
Fenham Flats
Looking towards Fenham Mill, one to buy with that lottery win
From the hide to the castle

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