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Saturday, 22 November 2008

21/22 -11-08 Fantastic Seawatching

The Weather was shaping up for perhaps the last decent Seawatch of the year so I rolled along to The Sluice but despite putting in a few hours it was dead so all those stuck at work in some nice warm office thinking they where missing out, you weren't, apart from a scattered flock of about 100+ Common Scoter and a total of three Red Breasted Mergansers, all singles just to keep you on your toes , it was dead. Saturday and out for more Seawatching another couple of hours and not much to show for it , it just did not happen, so I went up to St Mary's and along the links, Purple Sandpipers on the rocks near the boatyard , also a Grey Wagtail to warm up a winters day, with 7-8 Rock Pipits and even a Robin on the tideline. Adult Med gull on the Golf course but I could not get near to it ,back along the prom the wind now biting cold, waders starting to settle on the rocks as the tide fell, with the Brent still on the wetland, and a good number of Teal also here, all in all not a bad day,pity about the seawatching , I would sit there all day IF there was something to see, perhaps through the week I will get another chance.................................................................................
Common Scoters riding the waves

Just passing by

Grey Wagtail, along the rocks just off the beach.

Purple Sandpiper working the rocks just avoiding the waves

Two Purple Sandpipers waiting till the waves roll back out.

Adult Med on the Golf course

And off out to sea

Just below the prom Curlews came in from the fields

Light just a bit to strong, never happy !!!!

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