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Tuesday, 9 March 2010

March 3rd ...........on your bike

I decided to cycle to St Mary's island via the tracks very uneventful as it happens ,the only few birds I saw was a few Sanderling and a Grey Plover at Collywell Bay , a Kestrel near the butts and a couple of Fulmars sitting on the sea ,when I got to the wetland still about 40 Teal present , looks like I miss timed the tide as it was already fairly high a flock of Knot 160 in total near the causeway , the tide coming in seems hardly moving at times but today it was pushing in fast ,I had to keep moving so as not to get swamped, but as usual as the causeway covered someone came around from the lighthouse paused in horror as he saw the water his only option to wade through ,with the inevitable onlookers .


Stewart said...

That Kessie looks like the illustration in the AA Book of British Birds....what no pic of the bloke plodging :)

Citybirding said...

Cracking photos!

Northumbrian Birding said...

Hi Stewart I did get a pic of the bloke but he would't sign the model release form !!!
Citybirding Thanks for the comment I like St Marys but it can be very hit & miss, was thinking of staying on when the tide came in one of these days.