A Blustery Day

Sunday 22nd June 2008

With a strong SW wind, a morning visit to Middle Point at WWT Slimbridge over high tide produced a Fulmar. Andy and I picked it up at 10.20am on the far side of the river as it headed north and was last seen in front of Hock Cliff going towards Saul Warth. Other birds included, mostly flying into the wind, nine Oystercatchers, 10 Curlews, c8 Canada Geese, 14 Shelducks, four Great Black-backed Gulls, 10+ Black-headed Gulls, three Skylarks, two Pied Wagtails, a Reed Warbler and a Reed Bunting. A female Redstart was along the summer walkway, a Brent Goose was lounging by the Knott Pool abd 23 Black-tailed Godwits were on South Lake. (Photos: above, windswept reeds and white-topped waves at Middle Point, below, from the top, Curlew, Oystercatchers, Black-headed Gulls, Great Black-backed Gull).


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