Sunday, 16 December 2012
Fenham Flats 16th December
Today saw me doing my monthly WeBS(wetland bird survey)on Fenham Flats,what a perfect day for it,no wind ,dry and for once sunshine. As usual the sheer numbers of birds was breathtaking,just in front of the hide were 270 Shelduck,840 Brent Geese and 860 Knot.As I continued on a huge flock of about 540 Lapwing flew over,along the tideline 124 Bar Tailed Godwits probed for worms whilst just offshore 103 Eiders fed and bathed. At Guile Point 423 Oystercatchers basked in the sunshine and a Red Throated Diver did as it's name implies in the channel.The journey back provided other interesting birds including a single Little Egret and a Spotted Redshank at Elwick Flash,what a day,aren't we lucky to live in such a wonderful place!.