Thursday, 13 October 2016

Glorious Mud!

Date: 12/10/2016
Location: Bristol Channel
Weather: Cold Wind with Cloud.
Other Species: Stonechat, Linnet, Curlew, Oystercatcher, Herring Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Dartford Warbler, Dunnock, Redshank, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Shelduck 
Plus a few others.

Observation: 
Following on my coastal theme this week Sand Bay and Uphill, Sand Bay first with plenty of Stonechat's about, plus few Linnet and Goldfinches in numbers of 5-10 tinkling overhead.



Plus a single Reed Bunting.


Also up by trig point 2 Chiffchaff popping about in Hawthorn.


Tide was out so walked along coast and saw this? 
Tree Sparrow or House Sparrow? Comments welcome...
Only managed 1 picture and it darted off with House Sparrows.


Again Stonechat's standing high on bushes catching flies and alike.


 Plus the stunning Dartford Warbler made a brief appearance.



Normally deep in the bushes stayed and watched for 30 mins.


Left and headed to Uphill, walked the estuary path around the golf course Redshank mostly, I could walk past them but as soon as I stopped and pointed camera the distinctive call and they flew!! 

But further along, came, across these Dunlin.


Managed to get very muddy including my binoculars! but did get a few shots. 
I think Male and Female?


Male Dunlin up to his ankles in the Mud.


This the sort of distance with Redshank they flew soon after I took this, 
around 150 ft away as well!


A super day was had, if a little muddy!

 Thanks For Looking !

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